"When I got sober, I thought giving up (alcohol) was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me." - Mary Karr This quote is by an American poet who became sober and struggled with finding ways to keep occupied.
I never thought, ’Oh that’s what I want, to live my life always worrying about the next fix’. It turned out that way when heroin became my best friend. We met, and instantly got along; a soulmate if you will.
I Was Running From My Problems When I first arrived at Narconon, my life, and every part of it was in disarray. I was an emotional wreck. I was never in the present moment; always stuck in past moments that happened in my life.
Have you ever been incarcerated repeatedly for the same drug charge or know someone who has?
Forgiveness is essential for your loved one to remain sober. They will need forgiveness from two places. First, they will have to forgive themselves for the harm they have done. This will be extremely hard and likely one of the contributing factors to continued abuse—they have decided they would never forgive themselves.
The brain of a cocaine addict goes through a change which is not always reversible.
Our facility provides a holistic approach to helping a person using drugs or alcohol since the physical damage of addiction has several variables to address. A holistic approach to this can address both the physical and the mental aspects.
One of the downsides to being an athlete is you are prone to minor or major injuries, especially in contact sports.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in drug and alcohol abuse. The CDC reported almost 71,000 overdoses in 2019 alone, with 50,042 of those cases opioid related. In the first four months of 2020, there was an 11.
Once the physical side addressed, the focus turns to the mind and spirit. This portion is probably the most critical part of recovery. There are issues and problems a user has never confronted, and continuously running from them has created even more.