Of course, nobody actually receives a book of life when they are children, but most children have no problem making the right decisions. I believe that we are all born with the ability to recognize what is right and wrong, but the ultimate decision is up to the individual. As we grow up and suffer negative consequences for making the wrong decisions, we often learn from our mistakes.
hostChildren enjoy Halloween for many reasons. From candy to costumes to pumpkin carving, there are many fun activities. But none of those activities include consuming alcohol or using drugs. While you may have lost sight of the simple pleasures that embody the true Halloween spirit, you can make staying sober on Halloween a treat this … Continue reading A Sober Halloween: Enjoying Halloween Celebrations While in Addiction Recovery
So it’s come to a point where you've come to terms with the fact that you have a substance abuse issue. You’ve realized you've lost sight of yourself, your relationships, and the things that were once most important to you. There's a good chance you’ve been denying your addiction to yourself and your loved ones … Continue reading Coming Clean to Family About Your Addiction
Returning to everyday life after drug and alcohol rehab can be filled with triggers and temptations. Avoid these 3 things to ensure a healthy recovery.
About six months ago, I was contacted by a young woman to do an interview. It was really quite random. She had visited our website (and probably many others) and felt inspired to create an "alcoholism portal". She called and asked for an informal interview. My husband and I were driving across country, in an RV, … Continue reading Interviewing Alcoholics
People who are long-term, heavy drinkers require professional help. Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol can cause seizures and hallucinations. This can affect brain functioning and lead to death. However, you can supplement your efforts by using a few natural approaches. This can boost your success in overcoming alcoholism. Meditation The decision to quit drinking requires mental discipline and … Continue reading The Best Natural Treatments for Alcoholism
There are plenty of myths about alcohol and alcoholism. Some of these myths might be obvious but some might surprise you. Find out what’s myth and what’s real. Myth: Alcoholics are old men, who wear dirty trench coats, and drink under a bridge. I am embarrassed to admit that I thought this was true for a … Continue reading Myths About Alcohol and Alcoholism
A trope is a cliché. The word is used often when describing the theme of a book, TV show or film. For example, "we saw a movie last night and it was the typical horror themed trope". The reason I am mentioning this is because I came across this website called TvTropes. They have a selection … Continue reading Tropes like “Off the Wagon”, “Alcoholic” and “Recovering” as seen on TV
Yes, it is real. Unfortunately, some people pretend to have the disorder so they can score some drugs. Don't let this prevent you from getting treatment. Fight the stigma; because like children, adults who suspect they have ADHD should be evaluated by a licensed mental health professional. Just beware, that the professional may need to consider … Continue reading Is Adult ADHD Real?
It’s a terrible stereotype that Native American's like to drink “fire water” and stumble through life drunk. It is true that alcohol and drugs are life obstacles for many urban and reservation Indians. In fact, Native Americans are five times more likely to die of alcohol-related causes than whites. However, this is not a genetic flaw, … Continue reading The Alcoholic Myth – Native American’s