What You Need to Know About Body Brokering

Insurance claims for addiction treatment can reach tens of thousands of dollars, capturing the attention of unscrupulous middlemen who want to make a quick buck. Body brokering, a technique used by some unethical treatment centers, is illegal in many states and is intended only to line the pockets of a select few—not to heal and [...]

MDMA Users Some Advice

The Electric Zoo Festival in New York City was cancelled early this week due to two fatal MDMA overdoses. Since then, buzz has been circling around the web as to what molly is, and what its dangers are. Here are a few pieces of advice on using MDMA. First off, don’t take it. That should be a […]

Helping vs Enabling: How to Offer Healthy Mental Support

When someone close to you—perhaps a loved one, friend, or family member—has a mental illness, knowing how to offer support can be difficult. You want to help in the best way possible, but not enable or make the situation worse. The distinction between helping and enabling isn't always clear, so it's important to understand the [...]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Though mental health isn’t the top priority in the minds of most people, it is imperative to the overall health of the body. Mental health has more to do with a person’s well-being than some may like to believe. At 449 Recovery, we believe it’s all connected. We offer mental health resources and comprehensive treatment [...]

Body Dysmorphia and Eating Disorders: Knowing the Difference

Most people have instances where they wish they had a better build or body form, particularly when they happen to see others who have spent a good deal of time in exercise and bodybuilding. For the most part, this is normal, although there are times when people experience a range of emotions from severe disappointment [...]

Alcohol Awareness Month: A Guide to Receiving Help

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has officially appointed April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Therefore, the dawn of a new month sheds much-needed light on the importance of receiving help while highlighting the struggles of addiction. This month is intended to provide everyone with a broader understanding of the true nature of the [...]

Withdrawal Management 101: A Guide to Navigating Detox

Withdrawal Management 101: A Guide to Navigating Detox The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has released data stating at least 20.4 million American adults suffer from substance use disorder in 2021, and of that number, only 10.3% have received any kind of treatment for the condition. This is an alarming fact considering that in [...]

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction One of the worst ideas ever to be believed about substance abuse is that a person could "stop whenever they want to". This is not because the entire concept is just a bad cliche, or that no one simply has the willpower to quit when they are into an addiction. [...]

Anxiety and Suicide: Recognizing the Warning Signs

Anxiety and Suicide: Recognizing the Warning Signs Anxiety and suicide are two serious and interrelated mental health issues that can profoundly impact a person's life. Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can range from mild to severe. Various factors, including genetics, environment, and life events can cause it. Anxiety [...]

Alcohol and Your Immune System: How Are They Related?

Many people take vitamins every day in the hope of staying healthy. Some people take vitamin C supplements to boost their immunity. Nobody wants to engage in activities that weaken the body's immune system. You may unknowingly consume substances that tax your immune system. Is drinking alcohol and your immune system connected in some way? [...]

How Do Epigenetics Affect the Risk of Substance Abuse?

For those of us who struggle with substance abuse, we may wonder: “Why me? Why do I tend toward addiction while others do not?” One’s individual risk of developing an addiction depends on a combination of factors. In the past, it was common for people to question and blame either nature or nurture. Now, however, […]

Could Regular Use of a Sauna Improve Your Recovery?

When an individual struggles with substance use and addiction, their physical and mental health are inevitably affected. For those of us in recovery, finding ways to foster good mental and physical health is essential for maintaining sobriety. Regular use of a sauna is one way to improve your recovery. Sauna usage is a holistic and […]