Does Behavior Have To Change To Stay Sober?

  Sobriety isn’t about not drinking or doing drugs.  Addiction is typically a symptom of a greater problem.  Most addicts and alcoholics have underlying psychological issues, which is what caused them to turn to drugs and alcohol.  This could include mental or physical abuse as a child, abandonment, or even strict parenting.  All of these…

How Is Recovery A Family Effort?

  Addiction is referred to as a family disease.  It tears lives apart and destroys relationships.  When a person suffering from substance abuse decides to seek recovery, they aren’t the only ones who need help.  While the addicted abuses a substance, there is usually a family member who enables the behavior.  Receiving treatment as a…

What Do You Gain By Being Sober?

  Suffering from addiction can be one of the hardest things a person goes through.  Life doesn’t come with a manual.  Sometimes we can steer off the road and get lost, but the path of sobriety allows us to find our way back.  On this new road, you will learn many things.  Sobriety doesn’t just…

Do You Need Someone To Hold You Accountable?

  Addiction is a disease of the mind.  It causes obsessive thoughts and makes you act compulsively, despite knowing the consequences of such behaviors.  A person in the depths of their addiction lacks responsibility for their actions.  They think all their problems are someone else’s fault.  Now that you’ve decided to get clean and sober,…

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Emotional Healing In Addiction Recovery

How can someone avoid addiction relapse? By knowing and planning for the stages of relapse: emotional, mental, and physical. Self-care is the biggest step toward emotional healing in addiction recovery. It may sound like jargon, but it’s actually a meticulous therapeutic process made up of lots of small, calculated steps. When you’re stressed, frustration, or…