At first thought, you may believe that if someone you love had an addiction, you would be able to tell. You would believe that there are signs or behaviors that would give you a clue that addiction is there. After all, you’ve read the news, and you’ve heard the media. You know what addiction looks […]
If you have overcome addiction and are working hard on your recovery, you have most likely learned that you are always one step away from relapse. Relapse is real but is not an endpoint. It is a step in the right direction after a small bump in the road. The only ones to truly understand […]
Drug and alcohol recovery is a difficult and unpredictable journey. After completing an in-patient treatment program, individuals may face obstacles in the ongoing process of recovery once they leave. Medical doctors and chemical dependency experts often provide suggestions or guidelines for how to best handle recovery. Studies show that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease. […]
You’ve finished addiction treatment, and you are ready to get back to your adult responsibilities and busy life. However, you are nervous about finding a job. In fact, you are probably full of questions, such as: Will I be able to find a job? Will they ask me about my addiction or treatment? What will […]
You have been through treatment, and you have heard time and time again that being bored or having time on your hands can easily lead you back down a road that you don’t want to take. So, what do you do? How do you avoid a relapse that may occur simply out of boredom?
Recovery from an addiction is a difficult journey, but not an impossible one. Establishing the first steps in recovery will set a path towards a permanent, sustainable, and healthy life, free from addiction and pain. Whether seeking treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, counseling, treatment, and support are necessary for living an addiction-free life. […]
Life is stressful, isn’t it? Sometimes we find ourselves face to face with a ton of demands, and all we want to do is crawl under a rock—and never come out. Too much stress can cause us to lose our grip on what is important. Avoiding stress in recovery is even more challenging. When you […]
Opiates (or opioids) are legitimate drugs that are taken to treat physical pain. Some examples of legal opiates (or painkillers) are Codeine, Percocet, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and morphine. Conversely, an example of an illegal opiate is heroin.
To be perfectly honest, very few people explicitly look for drug addiction as a perk when browsing online dating profiles. Typically, when someone falls in love with a person struggling with addiction, it is despite their addiction and not because of it. Unfortunately, this does not always go very well. On the other hand, dating a […]
Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 How do you get help for someone struggling with addiction? It can be extremely difficult to admit that addiction has come to rule your life or the life of someone you care about. Even if you are not the one directly suffering from addiction, the problem itself will still affect you. […]