Pain is something that we all must deal with sooner or later. It is the great leveler in life. We may come from different backgrounds and various parts of the world, but are find a common group in relating to each other through our experience with pain.
One of the biggest steps in getting free from addiction is the step to forgive someone who has hurt you. Having the courage to “let it go,” is a something you need to do. Isn’t it time to get started on getting free? Read here to learn how.
Want to give a gift to someone in recovery from alcoholism? We have a list of the top 10 gift ideas for members of Alcoholics Anonymous, plus tips for what to avoid. More on Alcoholics Anonymous gifts here.
Friend or mentor? Or both? Can and should you be friends with a 12 step sponsor? We discuss here.
Many addiction professionals try to skip over the issue of HONESTY and rush into labeling clients and beginning to address other treatment issues. However, honesty is a must if freedom from addiction is your goal.
Wondering what lies behind your compulsive behavior? Learn about the personality disorders which drive us to drink, drug and behave compulsively. “Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?” Find out here.
You are here because you or someone you are close to is addicted to a drug or alcohol. But are you ready to stop? And how can you assess possible success in recovery? Learn some simple truths about addiction recovery, plus five (5) questions to assess drug and alcohol recovery issues here.
Addiction is a people problem. In drug and alcohol recovery, we need to start by treating the person behind the disease. Here we address one of the roots of addiction: self-concept.
Getting out of the victim mentality is an important part of recovery from past trauma. But how can you learn to accept the past and move forward in life without using drugs or alcohol if you are the victim of trauma? More on victim mentality in addiction treatment here.
The most effective way to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse is to promote a child’s mental health. Designed for parents, this quick guide identifies effective ways to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse with a summary of recommendations from government experts.