I Was an Alcoholic. Can I Ever Drink Again?

The idea behind stopping addiction is to give a user the power to say no to alcohol or other substances, and to return control to a victim. In addiction treatment programs, patients go through a detoxification process and enjoy exercises and therapy sessions that allow them to open up about any underlying issues and work…

Successful Sobriety Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with Thanksgiving now behind us, it’s only a matter of time before Christmas is upon us. For some of us, the holidays allow us to enjoy the rest and relaxation we need in the comfort of family and friends we love. For others, though, the holiday season may…

How do I Make the Most of My Sobriety?

One of the biggest positives about giving up a life or season of substance abuse is the genuine free time it affords you. Without worrying about another fix, you actually have more time to find out who you are, what you are about, and, most importantly, what you can accomplish. After conquering the mental and…

The Importance of a Support Group

It always pays to have someone else with you on a journey, no matter what that journey may be. When it comes to your recovery journey, the more positively influential people you have on your side, the better! For some, recovery groups may seem too serious or severe for what you are going through, Fortunately,…

When do I Know I’m Completely Sober?

One of the things that people tend to rarely stress when it comes to addiction and recovery from it is the end goal. Yes, it is important to make sure that individuals recover from an addiction, and that they can live a happy, peaceful, and productive life. But when does one know if they are…

How do I Get Over the Stigma of Addiction?

One of the biggest issues our society faces on a daily basis is the very real issue of stigmatization. Whether it is the stigmatization of an individual based on their color, gender, sexual orientation, or habits, human nature has a funny way of lumping certain people in a group and reducing them to something unpleasant.…

How Pets Can Help with Recovery

They say dogs are man’s best friend, and according to recent studies, they couldn’t be more right. In addition to a recent uptick in “animal assisted therapy programs,” many addiction survivors are saying that their pets have saved them in the worst of times, and, in some cases, have even saved their lives. One of…

How do I Address Recovery With my Kids?

Both addiction and recovery can affect children more than most people may be aware of. Particularly in the developmental stages of growth, children are more aware of changes in your behaviors, moods, and proclivities than many adults. Talking to children about your addiction and recovery is a very important part of making sure your entire…

How do I Stay Sober on a Budget?

It is no secret that an addiction can be quite expensive. Some users report spending thousands of dollars a month on high quality substances that can only be purchased from certain places, stored certain ways, or used in certain quantities. It is worth noting, however, that addiction recovery can incur its fair share of costs,…