How to Reduce Stress While in Recovery

How to Reduce Stress While in Recovery

Pursuing your recovery can be difficult when stressful events are added to the mix. It can feel overwhelming to juggle more than one thing at once. But stressful events in your life do not have to derail your recovery process. So, here are some tips to help you...
What Is Addiction?: Risks and Treatment

What Is Addiction?: Risks and Treatment

Addiction or substance abuse occurs when there is a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects the feelings of reward, motivation, and memory. The alcohol/drug or “reward” causes the body to develop cravings. Over time, those cravings can increase and cause a person...
Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Note: As this information becomes available, we will continue to update this piece to ensure its accuracy and to provide additional resources. How to Keep Yourself Safe and How LVRC Is Responding by Brielle Moore, Central Recovery In December 2019, news of Coronavirus...
What Are the Risk Factors for Addiction?

What Are the Risk Factors for Addiction?

What is Addiction? Substance abuse or “addiction” happens when there is a chemical imbalance in the brain, which affects the cognitive ability to control urges. It also alters the feeling of reward, motivation, and memory. The body starts to develop cravings for the...