Drug Addicts and Alcoholics – Tell the Truth

When I was drunk or high, there was an easy way to tell if I was telling the truth … words were coming out of my mouth. Read the rest of the story on our main site.   Our 800RecoveryHub site offers free and confidential help  

Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

Most people assume the remedy for recovery involves detox and abstinence from the drugs/alcohol. The truth is, this is only the beginning. Recovery is a lifelong process, one that requires discipline and most importantly intensive treatment and therapy. Addiction is usually a symptom of an underlying issue such as trauma, abuse, grief, and many other … Continue reading Why Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction

The Hardest Obstacles of Recovery

Active drug addicts can be summed up in just a few words: ripping and running, neglecting responsibilities, lying, stealing, cheating, and virtually a giant tornado damaging everyone and everything around them. However, if these same drug addicts sober up and dedicate their lives to a program of recovery, their new lives can be explained in … Continue reading The Hardest Obstacles of Recovery

Get the candid answers you need about drug and alcohol addiction

Addiction Answers Drug and alcohol addiction are confusing subjects, so you are going to have a lot of questions. Find answers to 10 of my frequently asked questions below. Can you legally force a family member into rehab? I get this question a lot. The short answer is no. However, it varies by state. In some … Continue reading Get the candid answers you need about drug and alcohol addiction

Myths about Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

So Many Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Myths Although an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from alcoholism or addiction it is still an often misunderstood disease. We have come a long way from the days when treatment for the alcoholic or addict consisted of strapping them to a table and waiting for withdrawals to stop, but … Continue reading Myths about Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Denial And Lying In Addiction And Recovery

Denial and lying are integral components of the complex disease of addiction. Denial is a complex defense mechanism that helps protect addiction. Lying allows for the rationalization and denial to create a realm where only the addict exists. For myself, lying began long before drug use, in my childhood. I lied as a child primarily … Continue reading Denial And Lying In Addiction And Recovery

Helping an Alcoholic – What a doctor won’t tell you

The doctor can’t admit their confusion. How can someone who is reasonable in all areas of their life, act completely insane when it comes to a certain type of beverage. It’s hard to watch. How can someone with two Driving Under the Influence arrests (DUI’s) drive drunk, the night they are released from jail? How … Continue reading Helping an Alcoholic – What a doctor won’t tell you

Intervention Do’s and Don’t

The following information is applicable after you have made the decision to go forward with an intervention. In my case, my family decided to go the “old school” tough love route and cut me out of their life. I know this sounds harsh but it saved my life. I got sober 20 years ago, and there … Continue reading Intervention Do’s and Don’t

Your loved one is entering a rehab program …

What to expect The first thing to remember is that Drug Addiction (or Alcoholism) is a complex illness. It is characterized by intense and uncontrollable drug cravings. These cravings cause irrational, compulsive drug seeking behaviors. The addict will lie and manipulate every chance they get, despite the consequences. Remember, your loved one is not a bad person … Continue reading Your loved one is entering a rehab program …