As the calendar turns and we move forward into a new year, people across the country are turning their attention to everything […]
The firefighter wife or partner faces significant challenges. Among the most highly visited blogs a few years back was one titled “18 […]
Many of us experience tremendous anxiety when contemplating attending our first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. This feeling is common, […]
In some ways, the physical tolls of substance abuse can be easier to address than the emotional ones. Medical science has advanced […]
There may be times during a period of sustained substance abuse that people feel as if they are all alone. Even if […]
Summer is here (well getting here) and I’m excited! Here is my top ten list for awesome sober summer activities!
1. Volunteer Give back this summer by volunteering at a local charity or organization. You can check out this great website VolunteerMatch.org. Just type in your city and interests and find volunteer opportunities that match your passions. This is something you can do by yourself or get your friends and family involved too!
One of the largest obstacles facing people with histories of substance abuse is the idea that relapse signals that they have failed […]
After a successfully completing an addiction treatment program, a strong support network of friends who understand the struggles that someone working through […]
For someone who wants to give up drugs for a healthier, more fulfilling life, time spent in an inpatient substance abuse treatment […]
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Medication, therapy and changing the way we think is not enough to maintain recovery. Despite our motivation and will, everyone is at […]
Early recovery is an exciting and venerable time for many people. The moment someone decides to stop using or drinking they are […]