How Self-Awareness Can Help in Your Recovery
Self-awareness in addiction recovery is one of the most important aspects of treatment. It can help those who are struggling become more understanding of themselves and their situations, and create a stronger foundation for recovery in the long run. When you decide to seek
If you’re on the path to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction – congratulations! This is a big decision to make, and one that you will have to work hard to achieve. In addition to detox, treatment at a facility, behavioral therapy, and counseling, there’s one more tool you should
The soaring overdose death toll from prescription painkillers has become an urgent priority. Ongoing theft in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has drawn attention to the widespread issue. These abuses have been covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, and other major publications. Does that mean new federal
The causes of alcoholism have been studied by hard-nosed scientists and psychologists alike. While Scientists look for either the chemical, or genetic, factors in the body that predetermine a risk for addiction. A psychologist might find the reason in family history and behavior that creates an addiction.
Alcoholism & The Forked Road
For many substance
The sooner someone struggling with addiction realizes they have a problem, the sooner they can get on with their lives and work on their health and well-being. What many in recovery can tell you is that, as you begin to recover, you will begin to realize how addiction can take you away from
A Life Free From Substance Abuse
If you’re fairly new to recovery, chances are you’ve got more time on your hands than you used to when you were in active addiction. More than likely, you used to spend a good amount of time drinking or drugging and then contending with the
Drug overdose deaths rose to over 50,000 in 2015. Deaths from synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, rose 73% to nearly 9,600. It's fentanyl that's driving a lot of the death, as it adulterates other drugs and users accidentally take too much. Don't let your loved one be a victim of
Anxiety is a mental disorder that affects millions of people in America, and around the world. Although every one of us experiences some level of anxiety in our daily lives, someone with an anxiety disorder is debilitated by it. This type of anxiety causes a serious disruption to the overall
My Addiction Counselor is in recovery. Just like me.
Why does that matter to me? Well, maybe Bill Wilson, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, says it best:
“We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably
Before I entered rehab almost two years ago, I was just a lonely, sad soul. I was drinking and drugging away my shame and sorrow. Little did I know, rehab would change my life for the better – forever.
Before Rehab: Life was a Grind
Every day was more or less the same for me back