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The Opposite of Addiction – Why it Might Not be Sobriety

The Opposite of Addiction – Why it Might Not be Sobriety   Have you ever wondered what the opposite of addiction really is? Is it sobriety? Many of us would say that yes, this is absolutely the opposite of having an addiction, but what if it’s something else? What if we take the idea of [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on The Opposite of Addiction – Why it Might Not be Sobriety

Should You Try Rehab Even if You Think it Won’t Work?

Should You Try Rehab Even if You Think it Won’t Work?   Should you try rehab even if you think it won’t work? People ask this question every day, but the answer isn’t always as clear as we would like. However, new research shows that if you’re certain that you’re ready to start living clean [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Should You Try Rehab Even if You Think it Won’t Work?

Prescription Pain Medication When You’re Overcoming An Addiction to Opioids

Prescription Pain Medication When You’re Overcoming An Addiction to Opioids   For many who are overcoming an addiction of any kind, prescription pain medications can be a pretty scary proposition. Most people who are in a solid addiction recovery understand that opioids can be a trigger to relapse, and this can be terrifying. In fact, [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Blog, Prescription Drugs|Comments Off on Prescription Pain Medication When You’re Overcoming An Addiction to Opioids

A Personal Note – My Grown Addicted Child Destroyed My Finances, and I’m Still Paying for It

A Personal Note – My Grown Addicted Child Destroyed My Finances, and I’m Still Paying for It   A woman over tax return form and a stack of bills. I’m late on this one this week, but for a personal note, I wanted to talk a bit about your finances, or rather, my [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – My Grown Addicted Child Destroyed My Finances, and I’m Still Paying for It

Everyone Wants to Know How to Cure Addiction – What They Find can be Daunting

Everyone Wants to Know How to Cure Addiction – What They Find can be Daunting   Everyone wants to know how to cure addiction. It’s the biggest question out there because so many people struggle with this issue. Whether it’s alcohol, illicit substances, pain pills, nicotine, or something more subtle, like gaming, addiction is a [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on Everyone Wants to Know How to Cure Addiction – What They Find can be Daunting

A Personal Note – Letting Your Addicted Grown Child Have Her Own Life Can be Really Tough

A Personal Note – Letting Your Addicted Grown Child Have Her Own Life Can be Really Tough   This week for a personal note, I want to talk about how letting your addicted grown child have her own life can be so hard. This is one of the areas that I personally really struggle with, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Letting Your Addicted Grown Child Have Her Own Life Can be Really Tough

Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are

Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are   For years, experts have understood that maintaining positive energy during recovery is essential to experience success in their journey, but a new way of thinking suggests that what think might actually become what you are. In other words, if you think [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are

Addiction is a Chronic Condition – You Can’t Manage it Without Help

Addiction is a Chronic Condition – You Can’t Manage it Without Help   If you’ve been hearing lately that addiction is a chronic condition, you’re not alone. Research shows that, like many other types of chronic conditions, addiction is a long-term disease that needs to be treated in order to control it. Now, you might [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on Addiction is a Chronic Condition – You Can’t Manage it Without Help

A Personal Note – Learning to Let What Happens Happen

A Personal Note – Learning to Let What Happens Happen   This week, for a personal note, I wanted to talk about learning to let what happens happen when it comes to your addicted grown child. Okay, if you just read, and then re-read that first sentence, you’re not alone. Trust me, a few years [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Learning to Let What Happens Happen

After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong

After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong   After rehab, you might be feeling like you’re never going to be “normal” again. You might leave your treatment facility feeling lost and afraid, and more than a little lonely. In fact, no matter how much support you have, you might be [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong