Who Can I Talk to if I Don’t Trust My Family?

Who Can I Talk to if I Don’t Trust My Family?

It helps to have an ally when you are recovering from addiction, but if relationships with your family are strained it can feel like there is nowhere to turn. Addiction is too big of a problem for you to handle on your own, but if you cannot count on your family’s support there are plenty […]

What to Do When Your Drug Use Becomes Too Much

What to Do When Your Drug Use Becomes Too Much

When drug use has become too much figuring out what to do can be confusing and frightening. Even if you know you have a problem it is difficult to admit you need help. You may not be sure your habit is bad enough to require treatment but if you feel like your abuse is too […]

The First Four Steps in Stopping Your Drug Use

The First Four Steps in Stopping Your Drug Use

Quitting drugs is not a one-step process when you suffer from addiction. If addiction has taken hold, you need professional help in order to get, and stay, sober. Admitting that you suffer from addiction is the first step in quitting but until you get addiction treatment you will not be able to maintain recovery in […]

Reviewing DBT

Reviewing DBT

Before you decide where to attend rehab you should research the types of therapy used to treat addiction. After learning about the different therapeutic approaches used to treat addiction you will have a better understanding of what causes addiction and how therapy aims to resolve it. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is one approach commonly used to […]

Mending Personal Relationships in Recovery

Mending Personal Relationships in Recovery

Addiction strains relationships to the maximum, which causes family members to lie, cheat and steal from each other in the process of getting and using drugs. Ergo, when it comes time for recovery, the user must be accountable for her actions and follow through on her promises for recovery; in doing so, she can begin […]

How Important Is It to Build Friendships in My Support Group?

How Important Is It to Build Friendships in My Support Group?

Joining a support group is a positive step in addiction recovery, but in order to get the most out of it you need to be active and make new relationships. If you do not take part in discussions or participate in the group you will be missing out on what a support group has to […]

A Guide to Sober Living

A Guide to Sober Living

When you have lived with addiction for months or years another way of life can seem foreign. Returning to normal life after rehab can be daunting, but staying focused on building new habits and staying in a healthy environment are keys to succeeding in recovery. Substance abuse takes up a large majority of your time […]

3 Reasons to Not Waste Time Before Getting Sober

3 Reasons to Not Waste Time Before Getting Sober

It may seem logical to put off addiction treatment for a few weeks or months due to financial reasons or the time you will be separated from family. However, with this mindset, months can turn into years, so you may stay addicted for who knows how long until you seek professional help. In other words, […]

Self-Image and Recovery

Self-Image and Recovery

Low self-image can be the reason a person starts using LSD. Florida State University[1] explains, “Low self-esteem is kind of the spark plug for self-destructive behaviors, and drug use is one of these…It’s a fundamental need to have a good sense of self. Without it, people may become pathologically unhappy with themselves, and that can […]

Physical Activity, Staying Busy, and Living Sober

Physical Activity, Staying Busy, and Living Sober

Recovering addicts often face triggers that can put them at risk for relapse, but one of the most vulnerable times for renewed drug abuse is when someone is bored. When bored, the mind starts wandering, so if you do not find something constructive to do, then it is easy to start thinking about substance abuse […]