relationships in recovery

Why Relationships In Recovery Can Be Tricky

Any new relationship can be very healthy and exciting. Meeting a new person is a change, and change can be so fun! A new romantic relationship can be especially exciting, but it might not always be healthy. This is especially true after going through drug rehab.     We know that it feels awesome to go through…

12 step program

How A 12 Step Alcohol Rehab Program Calms Your Anxiety

Anxiety can be very threatening to our daily lives. It’s something that many people struggle to cope with. Often times, anxiety comes as a package deal with alcohol addiction.  This is called a dual diagnosis. The anxiety causes the need to start drinking, leading to alcohol addiction. After becoming addicted to substances, it is likely…

Opioid Addiction in the Middle-Aged and Elderly

Society has struggled with substance abuse, addiction and its consequences throughout history. Despite the fact that opioid addiction has reached crisis levels, many middle-aged and older adults who face this epidemic still go unnoticed. In fact, the rates of opioid addiction in the middle-aged and elderly have been increasing dramatically. Millions of older Americans get…

Opportunity Cost and the Choices We Make In Active Addiction

When we refer to alcoholism and addiction as a “disease,” some people misinterpret this as an excuse for our behaviors. They believe the implication to be that we had no choice in our actions, that we simply went about like mindless zombies. And at times, this wasn’t so far from the truth. Nonetheless, we still…

Seven Heavenly Virtues: Chastity

It was mentioned in our initial article on the Seven Heavenly Virtues that chastity had something of a broad definition. Technically, the same could be said of diligence or temperance, as both encompass numerous virtuous qualities that would be beneficial to the life of the recovering addict or alcoholic. But each of these was still…