Getting sober takes hard work but just getting off drugs is one of the easier parts of the journey of recovery. It is getting your life back together after all the damage from your addiction that is a lot of hard work.
First and foremost, I am not a doctor and this article is not making any medical claims about what is happening with a person.
So many lives have been touched by the insidious effects of addiction . If you took the time to click and read this post, chances are you know what addiction is like because you know someone or have struggled with addiction yourself.
Every year parents across the country discover their grown kids have developed a substance abuse problem. This is when, many times they make the biggest mistake of their lives; deciding to wait until after the holidays to send their loved one to treatment.
With incidents of both Opiates and Methamphetamines use skyrocketing across America over the last several years, a new drug has entered the black market. Going by the street name Johnnys, the drug is prescribed for everything from pain relief to insomnia.
Have you ever loved someone struggling with a problem? I mean really struggling with a problem? Not just losing their wallet or having a flat tire on the car. I’m talking about the type of problem where their life has been turned upside down.
After years of cocaine use declining in the United States, it is now on the upswing. This seems to be a case of supply driving demand. Since 2013, the production of coca leaves, the main ingredient in cocaine has skyrocketed in Colombia.
Before I arrived at Narconon New Life Retreat, my life was a wreck. Every bad decision I could have made, I made it. Every wrong path I could have chosen, I chose it. I was in a very dark place and I was miserable. I had been to jail many times and in several different institutions.
Presents, lights, family, food, cold weather; all go hand in hand with the holidays. Addiction, pain, dysfunction, lies; things that shouldn’t be associated with the holidays but unfortunately are all too common if there is an addict in the family .
I put together this list to help all of you stay sober through the holidays. Some of you may remember these tips from last year. It was such a big hit; I decided to send them out again! I know the holidays can be difficult and I hope these tips help everyone have a fun and safe holiday season.