Vertava Health of Massachusetts Blog

Our blog offers information on addiction-related issues and topics for recovering individuals and their loved ones. Here, you can seek information about substances of abuse, side effects, treatment, current medications, therapy, inpatient programs and more.

How to Heal Brain Fog in Recovery

While drug and alcohol misuse can destroy a person’s life, recovering from substance abuse is no walk in the park. Early addiction...

Mar 17, 2021

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The Benefits of Meditation in Recovery

Meditation is an ancient practice that may date back to as early as 5000 BCE.1 Since this time, it has grown in popularity and form. It is...

Feb 10, 2021

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The NFL Painkiller Abuse Problem

Football is known for being a rough contact support. Even large amounts of padding can’t protect these players from gruesome tackles,...

Feb 1, 2021

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Unemployment & Substance Abuse

Substance misuse and abuse can be problematic for several reasons. It usually doesn’t just end with someone’s body developing a...

Jan 25, 2021

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Sober & Single: How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Recovery & Have Fun

Many treatment programs encourage people not to date in early recovery so they can focus on themselves, but when Valentine’s Day rolls...

Jan 7, 2021

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The 10 Best Ways to Celebrate Your Sobriety Birthday

Not only have you made it through an addiction treatment program and gotten sober, but you’ve managed to stay in recovery. Recovery is a...

Dec 9, 2020

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How To Identify Cocaine: Crack Cocaine, Powder, And Your Health

It’s hard to escape the ubiquity of cocaine in pop culture. It has ebbed and flowed from being the cool drug used by rockstars and...

Nov 26, 2020

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Dealing with Triggers in Recovery During the Holidays

Relapse triggers can be people, environments, objects, or emotions that cause someone in recovery to experience alcohol or drug...

Nov 17, 2020

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Staying Sober Over the Holidays & Finding Joy

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but as a Massachusetts addiction treatment center, we know that for...

Nov 2, 2020

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