For those of us who are newly sober, it can be hard to avoid the temptation of returning to old coping mechanisms of using drugs or alcohol. Here are some ways to prevent boredom and temptation that will boost your mood and keep you busy.
Having a plan upon leaving treatment has a huge positive impact. We take a look at what steps someone can take to increase their chances of staying sober upon leaving drug rehab.
You may have a loved one who had started their journey in recovery, but how do you support them?
One of the biggest fears for the loved ones of someone in recovery is the addict's relapse. How does relapse happen and what steps can be done to prevent it?
In the wake of the global pandemic, COVID-19 has created new challenges for those leaving treatment after recovering from drug addiction.
"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.
We usually write articles about what family members can do to improve the chances of their loved ones staying sober. However, this article is directed at those struggling with addiction, how something that may seem harmless to them can lead down a road to utter destruction.
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.