Which Substances do the Most Damage?

While there are absolutely no illegal or regulated substances that do positive things for the body, there are a few substances that are much more deadly than others. Addiction to these drugs greatly increases the risk of morbid and irreplaceable injury, and in some cases, death.The number one most dangerous substance is alcohol, but not…

Falling in Love with Yourself Again

After going through addiction and coming out on the other side victorious, it seems like an individual would be thrilled and eager to take on any more challenges addiction throws their way. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Research indicates that shame and guilt are two very common feelings that plague those that are in…

Is it Easier for Some People to Suffer From Addiction?

Though there are millions of people around the world that suffer from various forms of addiction, studies indicate that only a handful of these people seem to suffer from symptoms that would classify them as addicts. In combining these statistics with the fact that those that do become addicted often seem to be completely random…

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, there…

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…