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 […]
November 13, 2018

Lifestyle Changes are Key for Addiction Recovery and Treatment.

Lifestyle Changes are Key for Addiction Recovery and Treatment.   Ask any recovering addict the secret to becoming clean and sober and being able to maintain that sobriety or clean-time, and they will surely tell you they make their recovery a top priority in their life. This means treatments at rehabilitation centers, group therapy, individual therapy, attending 12 step meetings, and working whatever recovery program they choose must be front and center before family, job, or anything else; Not just in the beginning of recovery, but forever, or at least as long as they want to maintain sobriety and clean-time. It means a total lifestyle overhaul, often making significant sweeping […]
November 5, 2018

Hope in Addiction Recovery: 10 Benefits to Being Clean and Sober

Hope in Addiction Recovery: 10 Benefits to Being Clean and Sober Many people unfortunately turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with life stresses, whether it’s a difficult work situation, problems in their marriage, problems with parents, problems at school, financial challenges, or a significant loss such as the loss of a family member, divorce, job, or health of self or a loved one. At first, the drugs or alcohol is a seemingly effective way to numb the pains of life. You might even be under the illusion that you are having fun or happy. But then you might find yourself more and more dependent on drugs or alcohol just […]
October 30, 2018

The Blame Game in Addiction and Recovery: There is Hope!

The Blame Game in Addiction and Recovery: There is Hope! The addict blames loved ones for their drinking or using. Or they blame their favorite team losing the game tonight. Or they blame it on their boss, living in the wrong country, their spouse, their child, the broken-down car. Or they find someone or something to blame for their relapse. Loved ones blame the addict for their drinking or using and not being able to stop. They blame the addict for losing their job, not paying the bills on time, the house being a mess, being irresponsible or rebellious, not caring about anyone but themselves, and destroying the family. They […]
October 25, 2018

Holiday Relapse Prevention for Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Staying Straight And Sober Holiday Relapse Prevention for Addiction Recovery and Treatment   When it comes to the holiday season, most of us will agree that there is a lot of anticipation and anxiety before, during and after the season ends. For many people, the holiday season is a big deal, a time to look forward to and a time to celebrate. And, with all this joyful celebration usually comes alcohol abuse, substance abuse, partying and out of control behaviors. The holiday season can be difficult for all types of people for many different reasons, but most of all, for addicts. There is not only a lot of joy going […]