There are very few things that can bring a solid, loving relationship down as efficiently as addiction. Dependence on drugs and/or alcohol bleeds into every facet of a relationship and breeds lies, animosity, resentment and even infidelity. From identifying the addiction, confronting your partner, getting help, and mending what’s broken, it is a struggle … Continue reading How Couples Can Weather the Storm of Addiction and Begin to Heal
As a recovering addict, you will face individual challenges that can test your limits. One incredibly difficult feat is rebuilding and repairing finances that may have taken a hit. While this may seem like a monumental obstacle, you can right your financial health and repair your savings. Consider these helpful tips to spend wisely, avoid … Continue reading How to easily improve your financial health as a recovering addict
Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse is more common then you would expect. Experiencing anxiety in life is inevitable. But it’s not all bad. Anxiety is a survival skill. In fact, anxiety played an important role in ancient humans. Thousands of years ago, when Homo Sapiens inhabited the earth, anxiety was used when taking action during … Continue reading What No One Tells You About Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse
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
Dual diagnosis is a term used when a person has a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety alongside a problem with alcohol or drugs. So, going back to the analogy of having a headache, people suffering from dual diagnosis will use drugs to mask the symptoms of their mood disorders, which in turn causes more harm.
There’s no right or wrong way to achieve lasting sobriety. When it comes down to it, as long as you’re doing it in a healthy way, it’s really the results that matter. This is why there are so many different recovery resources available; although we have a tendency to gravitate toward addiction treatment programs as … Continue reading Why Your Sobriety Dates Are Important
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
When it comes to addiction and cravings, there’s no easy way to overcome them. In short, anyone who develops an addiction will inevitably experience cravings at some point in the recovery process and likely even in more advanced stages of long-term recovery. However, even though cravings are an unavoidable, it’s often the case that those … Continue reading What are drug cravings & how can I deal with them?