A woman out on a hike. Hiking is one of the great sober activities for those in recovery

Sober Activities In Kentucky

Posted on September 17, 2020 in Recovery

  It’s natural to find the prospect of socializing without substances or alcohol a bit bland when you’ve struggled for so long with a substance use disorder.   Staying substance-free doesn’t need be dull and boring, though. It will take some serious adjustment and a new way of approaching your social life, but there’s plenty


An iphone with the TikTok logo on its screen. The Benadryl challenge has been seen on TikTok

Why The Benadryl Challenge On Tik Tok Is Problematic

Posted on September 16, 2020 in Drug

  The Benadryl challenge is a social media challenge that involves taking Benadryl with the aim of hallucinating. Unfortunately, the amount needed to hallucinate means taking dangerously high doses. Perhaps unsurprisingly,  the Benadryl challenge has led to several deaths, including a girl aged 15 in Oklahoma. The Benadryl Challenge is incredibly dangerous. As Benadryl is


A woman practicing yoga at the beach

Yoga For Recovery

Posted on September 14, 2020 in Recovery

  When you’re struggling with addiction, it can feel difficult, even impossible, to find meaning and fulfillment. Your day is likely centered around finding, getting, and using your substance of choice, making it extremely difficult to focus on developing a healthy, consistent routine.   Both your body and mind are engaged in a battle that


A woman signing FMLA paperwork at her job

Taking FMLA For Rehab

Posted on September 13, 2020 in Rehab

  Most medication-assisted programs recommend a minimum 29-stay in a residential facility to ensure a successful and prolonged recovery. You may be hesitant to take so long out of your job as you’ll still have bills to pay. There’s also the added worry about disclosing your situation to your employer. If you’re feeling a little


An individual walking down a road. The recovery process can be a rocky road for some.

The Rocky Road To Recovery

Posted on September 12, 2020 in Recovery

  Wellness begins with the choice to become sober, and it’s a choice you must continue to make every day. It’s never easy, but with the right toolkit, coping mechanisms, and support system, it is possible to get clean and sober – and stay that way.   Unfortunately, the biggest battle you have to fight


An addiction recovery mentor working with a young woman on her recovery

Becoming An Addiction Recovery Mentor

Posted on September 9, 2020 in Recovery

  “My job is to help them not be defined by the mistake they made.” – Kim Moore, Addiction Recovery Mentor, Louisville   Staying in long term recovery from substances can be tough,  making a solid support system crucial. When a person is typically surrounded by others with a substance use disorder, they often lack


A man walking on the street

High-Functioning Alcoholism

Posted on September 8, 2020 in Alcohol

  Is it possible to be a “high functioning” alcoholic? And what is that, exactly?   Some individuals who abuse alcohol may seem, on the outside, to be relatively normal members of society. They succeed at work, have beautiful families, and they likely have hobbies or give back to the community. For all intents and


A man bringing his suitcases for rehab outside

Packing For Rehab

Posted on September 7, 2020 in Rehab

  After making the difficult but ultimately life-changing decision to enter rehab, you may be wondering what to pack. To help you prepare for your stay at Landmark Recovery, please read the list below.   Must-Haves When you enter treatment, it’s essential that you bring these items with you:   Valid photo ID, either a


A woman sitting and wondering if she is addicted to adderall

Am I Addicted To Adderall?

Posted on September 6, 2020 in Drug

  Adderall is a prescription drug used by doctors for the treatment of attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. As of 2016, around 16 million adults in the United States were using prescription stimulants like Adderall. Adderall is classified as a central nervous stimulant containing amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. These ingredients can help control the nerves


Individuals greeting eachother at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting

Dealing With Stress In Recovery

Posted on September 5, 2020 in Recovery

  The pandemic is taking its toll on people in recovery in Oklahoma City. Isolation and joblessness are triggering many to relapse. If you’re in recovery, you must find ways of coping healthily, even if the world is changing in many ways. After a successful detox in a treatment center like Landmark Recovery in Oklahoma