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 Rewards of Addiction–Short-Lived but Powerful

The Rewards of Addiction—Short-Lived but Powerful The rewards of addiction exist, or we wouldn’t begin our use of addictive substances in the first place. Some of us feel fortunate that we can progress in the illness without fast negative consequences. For example, one may have a high tolerance for great amounts of alcohol and feel [...]

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A Personal Note – Will Your Other Kids Become Addicts, Too?

A Personal Note – Will Your Other Kids Become Addicts, Too?   I dropped the ball last week, but this week for a personal note, I want to talk about my biggest question in life these days. Will my other kids become addicts, too? Am I at risk of living this nightmare again and again? [...]

By | March 3rd, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Will Your Other Kids Become Addicts, Too?

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 [...]

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Telling Lies – Why You Do It, and What It Does to Your Relationships

Telling Lies – Why You Do It, and What It Does to Your Relationships   Telling lies. When you think about it, we all do it, but when you’re struggling with an addiction, sometimes it really feels like that’s all you’re ever doing is telling lies. You lie about what you’ve been doing when you [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on Telling Lies – Why You Do It, and What It Does to Your Relationships

Tired of The Same Old Rehab Experience? You Might Need Something Different

Tired of The Same Old Rehab Experience? You Might Need Something Different   When you’re tired of the same old rehab experience, chances are you’ve been through it a time or two before. It’s also pretty likely that you didn’t connect with the process, or you might not be feeling tired of the situation right [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Blog, Rehab|Comments Off on Tired of The Same Old Rehab Experience? You Might Need Something Different

Addicted? Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

Addicted? Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes Are you addicted? Is a loved one? If you are living with your own addiction or that of someone you love, you don’t have to be reminded of the struggle and pain involved. You know it all too well. What you may not know right now, is what the [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Addicted? Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

Deep and Connected Face to Face Relationships – Why You Need Them

Deep and Connected Face to Face Relationships – Why You Need Them   Deep and connected face to face relationships might be one of the most important aspects of overcoming an addiction, but many people don’t really understand the value of them until they live without them. The thing is that it might be loneliness [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on Deep and Connected Face to Face Relationships – Why You Need Them

Overcoming Self-Defeating Thoughts and Behavior—Making Recovery a Reality

Overcoming Self-Defeating Thoughts and Behavior—Making Recovery a Reality Self-defeating thoughts and behaviors are hallmarks of addiction, and so some cannot be helped without help. For example, when the brain and body become substance dependent, they ‘insist’ upon a steady supply of the addictive substance. Cravings are biologically based at that point, and compulsive use is [...]

By | February 25th, 2018|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on Overcoming Self-Defeating Thoughts and Behavior—Making Recovery a Reality