December 13, 2018

The 12 Days of Addiction Recovery: A Happy Holidays Story

The 12 Days of Addiction Recovery: A Happy Holidays Story   If you celebrate the holidays, you most likely are familiar with the classic Christmas song The 12 Days of Christmas. In the song, the person’s true love gives them a new gift for each of the twelve days, and it is intended to bring in the New Year with joy and prosperity. How incredible does that sound, especially if you or a loved one is currently struggling with substance abuse addiction? If things have been tough, if you or your loved one aren’t in recovery yet, in the beginning, stages, or have suffered a relapse, there is hope! Just […]
December 11, 2018

Holiday Hazards: Substituting Addictions and What You Need to Know

Holiday Hazards: Substituting Addictions and What You Need to Know Although the holidays can be full of joy for many, it can be a challenging time for addicts in recovery for many reasons. Holiday parties almost always include alcohol, and, depending on your coworkers, friends, and family, other drug use. That’s if you have parties and friends left to celebrate with – some addicts have so severely damaged their relationships with the people in their life, they are alone on the holidays, which can present its own set of challenges. There can be increased stress about finances at this time of year as well. And the tricky part is, even […]
December 1, 2018

Stupid Things Addicts Do That Can Mess Up Their Recovery

Stupid Things Addicts Do That Can Mess Up Their Recovery   When it comes to substance abuse problems and addiction, we can all agree that the road to recovery is not an easy one. Those who are addicted or who have previously been addicted have tremendous hurdles to jump over that none of us who have never been addicted can genuinely understand. The recovery process, just like anything else in life, not only takes effort, but also requires a significant amount of time, energy, and persistence. Just because the actual physical addiction in question has stopped does not mean that the recovery process for the individual is over. Sometimes what […]
November 27, 2018

Finding the Right Rehabilitation Center and Identifying Skilled Staff Members

Finding the Right Rehabilitation Center and Identifying Skilled Staff Members   Substance abuse rehabilitation centers can vary widely in their approaches to detox, recovery, and other support services. Even centers that offer similar programs can be vastly different in effectivity depending on the experience and skill of the staff members. It is important when you’ve identified that you or your loved one have a substance abuse problem, you spend at least a little bit of time researching the treatment centers in your area to find the one that is the best fit for you. We’re here to help you navigate the addiction recovery world and learn what to look for […]
November 21, 2018

How to Take Care of Yourself When Your Loved One is an Addict

How to Take Care of Yourself When Your Loved One is an Addict Living with a loved one struggling with substance abuse can be incredibly draining physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Many of us wear ourselves out entirely by trying to manage the addict and the fallout their disease brings with it. We mother, manipulate, control, and push ourselves way past any reasonable human limitations to play the martyr. We become resentful when our efforts are not applauded, recognized, and appreciated. We do things for the addict that they should easily be able to do for themselves. And all the while, we neglect our own basic needs, self-care, career, and […]
November 15, 2018

Smart Technology Used in Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Smart Technology Used in Addiction Recovery and Treatment When it comes to addiction, I think that we can all agree that the road to sobriety can be a long, arduous, and very hard one. While there are many ways, systems, and approaches to overcome addiction, conversely, there are many different things that can make addiction even worse. And, it seems that the biggest secret out there to overcoming addiction is finding a system or approach that works for each specific addicted individual. That means, those looking for help need to check out all the tools that are available to them regarding addiction recovery, and then delve into and focus on […]