The struggle with substance abuse becomes all-encompassing. It engulfs you and becomes your primary focus. The longer a person struggles with addiction, the harder the journey back to normalcy can be.
The world can be a tough place to live in, especially when someone is struggling with the demons that often accompany addiction. Those who get out of treatment will often face the temptation to use or simply go back to the ways they used to deal with life.
I’m not an addict but before I qualify myself on this subject, I would like to say I write this with no malicious intent towards programs or people who view addiction differently than I do.
People are happy, angry, sad, people hate, they love, people are beautiful. People dance, they fight, they go to war, people kill, they give birth, people are beautiful.
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.
Halloween is one of the biggest party holidays of the year. This is why for many addicts it can be extremely difficult to get through it with your sobriety intact.
One of the hardest things for someone new in sobriety is to prevent relapse. The worry of a relapse affects both family members and addicts. This is one of the biggest concerns when someone completes drug treatment. For this reason, we have put together a list of tips to avoid relapse.
Where did addiction take me? I could tell dark stories of addiction because believe me there are plenty. I could exploit the dark memories of using drugs: where I was, who I was with, etc. Things I vaguely remember and things that are etched into my mind forever.
Around this time of the year, I like to remind Narconon graduates not to get caught up with drinking at holiday parties. I find this time of year is when the temptation to use drugs or alcohol is the worst. Here are some sober recipes to ring in a sober, drug-free new year!
The smell of home cooking, the sound of young innocent voices. The sound of mom and dad talking about old memories and the warm feeling of love and hopefulness in the air.