It can be difficult to know who to tell and what to tell them when you are starting treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Some people choose to tell only their closest friends and family because they don’t feel comfortable sharing such intimate information with anyone else. However, while addiction and recovery are deeply personal...Read More
If there was a recipe for addiction, one of the key ingredients would be isolation. People who lack a social network and encouragement to live their best life find it especially difficult to get or stay sober.How COVID Is Making Recovery TougherA May 2020 report by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals outlines...Read More
Before a person suffering from addiction is able to acknowledge the problem and get help, they will likely try to conceal the extent of their drug or alcohol abuse by hiding their substance use. Loved ones who don’t know the indicators of substance abuse may not realize the full scope of the issue or that...Read More
It is said in the recovery community that it’s not enough to just stop using. It’s important to fill the voids that are left in your life when you enter recovery–because if you don’t fill them, they may attract negative habits. These habits may develop into new addictions.What Is a Cross Addiction?Cross addiction, sometimes also...Read More
Self-care is always important, no matter what the situation. It is especially valuable to take care of ourselves during times of high stress. Unfortunately, experiencing high stress often leads us to neglect self-care. For a person in recovery who is under great stress, neglecting self-care during COVID could be a formula for disaster.What Is Stress?According...Read More
While it shows a potentially fatal error in judgment, one DUI/DWI does not necessarily mean that a person is in active addiction. A DUI/DWI can, however, indicate an unhealthy dependence on alcohol or drugs or even an undiagnosed substance use disorder.Why Does it Matter?A lot of people rationalize their choice to get behind the wheel...Read More
Social distancing is a popular term right now. The internet, newspapers, and television alike repeat it continuously. With Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19 or Novel Coronavirus, hitting American shores recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has made a variety of recommendations, including keeping a bit of space between ourselves and others. Unfortunately, social distancing...Read More
More Than a Simple “Sorry”Many people have been on the giving or receiving end of an apology that was forced, didn’t feel genuine, or did nothing to remedy the situation. This is why making amends, addressed in the eighth and ninth steps in 12-step programs, is much more than simply saying sorry for mistakes.Because the suffering...Read More
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