5 reasons to love recovery

5 Reasons to Love Recovery

5 Reasons to Love Recovery “24.6 million Americans were addicted to drugs in 2013. That’s 9.4% of the population.” If you’re among the millions of Americans addicted to alcohol or drugs, it’s never too late to get help. The longer that you wait, the harder it may be to recover from an addiction. A longer…

The Pros and Cons of Safe Injection Sites

The proponents of safe injection sites feel that the sites are a welcome addition to the fight against addiction. Specifically, they believe that they are a benefit to public health and the community. On the other hand, the opponents of safe injection sites vehemently insist that these sites cause roadblocks in the battle against addiction. They…

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Detox from Opioids- You’re Not Alone

               It’s scary, we understand. A huge transition is happening for you.  Your body is experiencing opiate withdrawals. Your mental health has been on a journey. You now have decided to undergo detox for opioids. You now must say goodbye to drug abuse, to social media, to physical dependence, to your friends and your family,…

Meditation and Addiction Recovery

For centuries, cultures across the world have used meditation for a number of purposes. Some practitioners seek enlightenment, while others simply wish to increase their sense of present-moment awareness. Many believe that calming the mind can help us to seek answers, while others put their focus toward the development of feelings such as gratitude, compassion…

Warning Signs of a Relapse

A common misconception about addiction recovery is that once a person gets clean, they’re fully recovered. But it would be far more truthful to think of sobriety as a journey rather than a destination. And as we embark upon this journey, we encounter many obstacles along the way. One of these is the potential for…

What is EMDR Therapy?

Table of Contents When it comes to addiction treatment, different people respond to different methods. What works for one addict may not be as effective for another. The expansion of technology has resulted in methods of treatment that were probably unheard of decades ago. The possibilities of these new treatments are astounding, and they give…

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Steve-O and His Road to Recovery

Table of Contents Steve-O, famous from MTV’s Jackass show, is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. He has been sober for well over nine years. He is also a role model for many drug and alcohol users seeking to turn their lives around. Steve-O gained fame for doing stunts that were both fun and crazy,…

Travis Barker and His Road to Recovery

Many fall prey to the tight grasp of drugs. People from all walks of life are victimized by drug addiction, which affects both the user and his family. Stress and significant life changes are often triggers of drug addiction. Celebrities are no different than the rest of us. In the entertainment industry, drug use is…

A Guide to Sober Dating

If you are single and in recovery, it can get pretty lonely. No matter how long you have been in recovery, it is perfectly natural to want closeness from someone else. Romance and dating are complicated, and addiction recovery can make experiences even more complicated. Not everyone – especially those who are new in recovery…

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Zac Efron and His Sobriety

Table of Contents For many Hollywood actors, getting out of the roles they have been stereotyped in is a challenge. How many times can an actor play the boy next door? Repeating the same roles under different names and directors can seem to limit in the end, and Zac Efron certainly was not about that.…