Which came first: lousy self esteem or addiction? Learn how to build a healthy sense of self after you stop drinking or drugging here.
If your heart is broken, you can help yourself feel better. Not through revenge, but forgiveness. Getting over a broken heart is based on your willingness to forgive. Learn why dealing with the pains of life is essential to a healthy recovery here.
Genetics? Environment? Both? We explore drinking patterns of people from Irish backgrounds and whether or not Irish people drink a lot here.
Staying clean and sober: 5 things you can do in a crisis. Learn how to deal with a crisis and remain clean and sober here.
Making amends is one key to recovery. But learning how to forgive might be even more important. More on learning forgiveness for successful addiction recovery here.
Addiction is a complex and confusing disorder. Why do some people become addicted to substances or behaviors and others don’t? We try to explain why here.
Many people start to drink at an early age. But what factors may predict early drinking and why do people start drinking alcohol in the first place? More here.
Is it wrong to be selfish when you’re newly clean and sober? Yes. And no. We review both sides of the argument for and against selfishness in addiction recovery here.
Halfway houses can help get you clean and sober – or they can trigger a relapse. Learn the five (5) things that any half way house or 3/4 recovery house should have in place to support addiction recovery.
Normally, the body processes alcohol with enzymes. But if you drink heavily over time, the body reacts differently. We explain basic alcohol withdrawal AND alcohol metabolism here. Learn what happens after you stop drinking so that you know what’s going on in the body.