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Ways to Motivate a Loved One With Addiction to Attend Rehab

Ways to Motivate a Loved One With Addiction to Attend Rehab Remember the story of the lion who was walking and got a thorn stuck in its paw?  It hurt the lion terribly and found himself jumping around and frightening others. He tried to pull that thorn out on his own, but couldn’t. Those that [...]

By | March 10th, 2018|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Ways to Motivate a Loved One With Addiction to Attend Rehab

Most Common Reasons People Refuse Alcohol Treatment

Most Common Reasons People Refuse Alcohol Treatment There’s no doubt there are a lot of alcohol abuse going on around the world.  You can walk into many establishments these days and see men, women, and young adults drinking way more than they should. There’s also many who drink at home, oftentimes silently. They may have [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|Alcoholism, Blog|Comments Off on Most Common Reasons People Refuse Alcohol Treatment

Can Spirituality Help You Recover From Addiction?

Can Spirituality Help You Recover From Addiction? When you’ve spent years and years in active addiction, chances are you have been through a lot. Maybe you’ve lost some things that meant something to you, like a job, lover, friends, money, and more. Whether your drug of choice is alcohol, pain pills, cocaine, meth, or something [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Can Spirituality Help You Recover From Addiction?

25 Tips For A Recovering Addict to Have a Happy Life

25 Tips For a Recovering Addict to Have a Happy Life If you or a loved one is a recovering addict, chances are you have your concerns as to whether he/she will be able to stay on the road of recovery. Rest assured such feelings are normal.  After all, recovery is a learned process and [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on 25 Tips For A Recovering Addict to Have a Happy Life

The Alcohol and Drug Detox Process

The Alcohol and Drug Detox Process The journey to achieving a life free from addiction is not always quick and easy. It involves a lifelong commitment of dedication with a good bit of effort along the way. Similar to any other journey, the journey to sobriety begins with a few simple steps forward and will [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Blog, Detox|Comments Off on The Alcohol and Drug Detox Process

Tips for Building a Relationship in Recovery

Tips for Building a Relationship in Recovery Building a relationship in recovery is just as important as building a relationship outside of recovery.  A problem occurs when a recovering addict or alcoholic only focuses on his/her sobriety, yet neglects a relationship with a partner. Granted, recovery is important and should come first, because, without your [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Tips for Building a Relationship in Recovery

Codependency Traits And Verbal Abuse

Codependency And Verbal Abuse Many people grew up hearing a statement that went like this: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Do you think that’s really true?  Words can cause a great deal of pain to anyone and especially someone who struggles with codependency traits and/or addiction.  Today, [...]

By | February 24th, 2018|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Codependency Traits And Verbal Abuse

Feelings of Depression, Addiction, And Men

Feelings of Depression, Substance Abuse, And Men Depression and substance abuse go hand in hand much of the time. Whether a person is depressed and tries to cope with it by drinking or drugging, or a person gets depressed as a result of drinking or drugging, the correlation is there. Some mental health professionals state [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Blog, Dual Diagnosis|Comments Off on Feelings of Depression, Addiction, And Men

SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life

SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life If there’s one thing many recovering alcoholics or addicts will tell you is that when they first began recovery, it helped them to have some sort of support system.  It could have been a supportive spouse, support group, 12 Step group, counselor, doctor, rehab, friends, and [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life

Why Do I Drink More Than I Want To?

Why Do I Drink More Than I Want To? There are millions of people across the nation who drink more than they want to, and it’s not like they do this just once or twice. They do it over and over – month after month and year after year. There have been so many times [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Alcoholism, Blog|Comments Off on Why Do I Drink More Than I Want To?