Carfentanil is a relatively new drug out on the streets, but it has been making the news a lot in a short time. The risks it poses is cause for great concern. In fact, it is more potent than heroin, fentanyl and morphine, which has many worried about the dangers for anyone looking to buy…Details
When I first began my recovery, I met a lot of people who had simply switched from one addiction to another. Giving up drugs and alcohol often led them to begin smoking cigarettes or eating excessively. Since I was aware of this early on, I thought I didn’t have anything to worry about. I was…Details
Anger is one of the most common reasons we relapse after a period of sobriety. When overcome with anger, we are much less able to make good decisions, because we are acting out of emotion instead of rational thought. In order to protect my sobriety, I had to take steps to control my anger.
Boundaries are an important part of any relationship, whether with friends, family, or a partner, but when the other person is an addict, they become crucial to the survival of the relationship. Learning to set healthy boundaries with an addict will enable you to move on with your life without taking responsibility for their actions,…Details
Nutrition is largely accepted by dieticians and nutritionists as a powerful tool for helping addicts to recover from substance abuse, but this information is not common knowledge.
Whether you’ve been clean or sober for weeks, months, or years, a relapse can hurt. Most of us immediately judge ourselves and may be depressed, angry, and unmotivated about our recovery prospects. However, while a relapse is not ideal, it is important to recognize that you are not the only one who has experienced this…Details
Loving an addict is both exciting and heartbreaking. Being with them is like having relationship with two different people. When they have their drug of choice, they are content and happy, but when they are busy chasing it, you’d better get out of the way.
Getting over a drug or alcohol use disorder is life changing. It’s more than just walking away and staying clean. It’s the process of beginning to put your life back together and taking control of who you are and what you want to be. If you’ve recently gotten clean or sober and are moving into…Details
For most of us, Christmas is supposed to be a magically happy time for everyone, but often that is far from the case. Many of us have grown up watching idyllic films like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Christmas Carol”, but in real life, Christmas doesn’t change family issues, remove stress, or somehow manage…Details
If you are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or prescription medication, rehabilitation can be the only way out. Unfortunately for many of us, it is difficult to make the choices to commit to attending a treatment center, thanks to shame, stigma built up around addiction, and sometimes even the inability to get away from work or…Details