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Are You Addicted to Love?

Love is one those things that we are taught to sense early on. From the moment we are born, some of us felt the unconditional love that only a parent can feel for their child. Some of us, however, felt neglected from the first moment that we could even remember. We honestly did not knowRead More

How to Keep My Job with My Addiction

Overcoming your addiction without losing your career may be something that you worry about quite frequently. You are probably tired of trying to juggle the stresses of your job and maintain everything that comes along with hiding an addiction from your boss. The biggest concern you may have is losing what you worked so hardRead More

Am I Codependent?

People often wonder what the true meaning of being codependent is and then start to question if they are codependent in their personal relationships. Although the term codependent is a very broad term, there are many people that come from a dysfunctional family who tend to unknowingly carry that torch of dysfunction into their ownRead More


Relapse happens. You may hear that relapse is part of recovery and it is, but it does not have to be. Relapse prevention must be a part of recovery to help keep your eye on the prize – sobriety. Using an acronym to define R-E-L-A-P-S-E, can paint a bigger picture of what your target needsRead More

How Vivitrol Works for Addiction

Some people that get sober need more assistance than others to try to get rid of their triggers and cravings. Antabuse, Campral, and Suboxone are all medicines that can help to curb the hankering for drugs and alcohol for someone that abuses them. Another abuse-deterring medicine that can be helpful for someone that is strugglingRead More

How Do I Go from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed?

When people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol get sober, it can be a mind-boggling time. Lots of adjustments take place and new knowledge is acquired on how to make some necessary modifications to maintain their sobriety. This does not come easy for most and is often a slippery slope into relapsing due toRead More

What You Should Know About Track Marks

Drugs can be consumed in a few different ways. They can be taken orally, smoked, or injected intravenously to get the effects of being high. While drugs in any form can be dangerous and hard on the body, shooting illicit drugs into someone’s veins can take drugs to a whole other extreme. The drugs areRead More

Why Do I Have to Discard My Secrets?

There is a saying in recovery that “you are as sick as your secrets”. This philosophy is heard throughout the rooms of 12-Step meetings everywhere and if you have heard it, you may have cringed a little bit. To have to tell someone your deepest, darkest, and most classified information would be embarrassingly awful. YouRead More

Tips to Grieve in Recovery

Dying is a fact of life that we unfortunately must deal with. When someone dies we may intuitively think that we cannot get through losing them without picking up a drug or drink during this time. Without processing how death will affect us, this could be a lurking reservation that might creep up on usRead More

How Can I Become Optimistic?

One of the best ways to see where your outlook stands is to decide if you view the glass half-full or half-empty. This has become one of the best psychological indicators to analyze whether you have a negative or positive perspective. If you were to look at the glass half-full, that would signal that youRead More

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