It’s important to Take Responsibility for your Life and Actions


  Newcomers to recovery need to learn how to manage their sobriety once detox and treatment has concluded. They have to have the right attitude toward recovery in addition to having a firm intention and commitment to stay sober and clean. However, the best intentions can be defeated by outdated ideas of addiction. One of

How Family Communication Issues Affect Recovery


  Addiction is often referred to as a family disease for a good reason. One individual’s addiction affects not only them but also the people around them, most notably their family. Loved ones of individuals with addiction can carry resentment towards them. They may feel constrained or judged despite not having a problem with drugs

How to Stop Enabling the Addict in your Life


  Enabling is when an individual does anything, either directly or indirectly, that helps the person with addiction continue to use drugs or alcohol. This is often done in the interest of avoiding pain or awkwardness with the addicted loved one without an understanding of the consequences. However, enabling is a habit and like most

Improving Emotional Health within the Family for Positive Recovery


  Emotional health is synonymous to wellbeing, which is when an individual is living a life of wholeness and balance. It is not possible to live a life free of problems, but it is possible to bounce back from setbacks and continue to thrive. Good emotional health is the key to overcoming adversity and succeeding

Do I Need To Go To Rehab? 5 Signs It’s Time

Denial, lack of information, and sheer stubbornness can get in the way of making the important decision to seek treatment for a drug and alcohol problem.   Your are intoxicated more often than not: Not every addict or alcoholic is intoxicated all the time. Maybe you’re not intoxicated day and night, but you find that

5 Reasons Why You Should Wait To Date In Recovery

Dating can be great in recovery but it can also be a threat for relapse if you try to get into a relationship before you’re ready. Here is why:   You’re Not Sure Where You’re Going To Be In A Year: Recovery can take us places. We discover our likes, our dislikes, and feel worthy

Signs, Symptoms, And Effects Of Suboxone Addiction

Suboxone is a short term prescription treatment for managing withdrawal from heavy opioid drugs like heroin, morphine, fentanyl, and other prescriptions. Containing the partial opioid agonist substance Buprenorphine, it is possible to abuse suboxone in high quantities and become addicted to it. Though the medication contains naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdose, suboxone can still

According To Scientists, There’s Two Kinds Of Love Addiction

“Love addiction” isn’t listed in the DSM-5 it is indeed a very real addiction for those who have to live through it. Anyone who has suffered the pain of a “crush” or the agony of a breakup knows the symptoms. Many of the symptoms mirror those of someone with an addiction to drugs or alcohol.

5 Of The Worst Ways Addiction Can Impact Your Life

Addiction is not always pretty. It’s easy to think “It’s not that bad yet” and avoid seeking help. If this is happening to you, addiction is impacting your life. You’ve experienced legal trouble as a result of your substance abuse: Arrests, DUI’s, license suspension, eviction, theft, crime, selling drugs, buying drugs, domestic violence, public violence,

Medication Management? Use An App For That

Coming to treatment can mean discovering underlying health issues and co-occurring disorders which have never been treated before. Medication might become part of your life, either for a while, or for a lifetime. Managing medication in a safe and responsible way is possible because, like with so many things, there’s an app for that. What