Steps To Make Recovery Less Painful

Most people entering treatment are naturally apprehensive and curious as to what lies ahead. Here are a few steps to help you get the most out of your time spent in rehab. First off, convince yourself that this will be … Continue Reading

Say No To Stigmatizing Addiction

Not a day goes by without some hater commenting on social media about the lifestyle or actions of someone fighting addiction. I got news for all those haters. We’re all addicted to someone or something. And some of those things … Continue Reading

Spiritual Problems Require Spiritual Solutions

In an effort to eliminate or numb their pain addicts will seek a chemical solution. That momentary bliss can quickly turn into an all consuming addiction. When that happens the pain is worse than before. Nothing about recovery is easy, … Continue Reading

Change your Environment

An addict I know has been unable to change her life for 30 years. It is the same story, use, hit bottom, get in trouble, get clean, get a new job, start in a new apartment, do well, use. The … Continue Reading

Ringo Starr Said No To Drugs, Alcohol, & Depression

After the Beatles broke up in 1970 Ringo Starr turned to alcohol for nearly two decades to cover the pain. “I was mad” he told the Times of London. “I got lost in a haze of alcohol and drugs” he … Continue Reading

Relapse Is Just A Bruise, Not A Tattoo

Addiction experts note that relapse is not uncommon. The reality of recovery is that many people experience relapse at various points along the road to recovery. No doubt relapse hits you hard, but remember recovery is about progression not perfection. … Continue Reading

Mr T on Nancy Reagan "God Bless You First Lady"

The professional pitier of fools offered the following comment on Twitter regarding Nancy Reagan “I will continue her work in trying to keep kids from the Dangers of Drugs. God Bless You First Lady.” The former A-Team star was honored … Continue Reading

Recovery Is Not A Credit Card, It Has No Limits

When you choose recovery your choosing a life of unlimited potential. Addiction left unchecked limits everything in your life. Your finances, relationships, emotions, health, and spirituality are all maxed out. Your addiction consumes and spends it all. Only in recovery … Continue Reading

Toxic or True Friends? Recovery Reveals The Truth

For people struggling with an addiction, a healthy friendship can be instrumental in long term recovery. Just as a toxic relationship can easily lead to relapse. It is crucial for people in recovery to discern between those two types of … Continue Reading

Don't Live In A Van Down By The River – Just Say No

In late 1997 American comedian Chris Farley died as the result of a drug overdose. His role as a motivational speaker on a SNL skit was truly hilarious. Hired by parents to inspire their children to seek excellence and stay … Continue Reading