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We all like to feel that we are in control. Even when we do things that seem dangerous or counter-productive, we want to convince ourselves – and others – that there isn’t a problem. But are we lying to ourselves? Addiction is a slow, silent thief. It steals our time,...read more
Many people are aware that alcohol addiction has a damaging effect on many parts of the human body, such as the liver, pancreas, and stomach. But most do not know of the damage that excessive drinking can cause to the eyes, including permanent impaired vision....read more
Incorporating your faith into your recovery journey can help you stay sober. A Bible-based, Christ-centered, 12-Step recovery program, Celebrate Recovery (CR) is designed to help people struggling with addiction, hurt, or pain of any kind while reconnecting with God....read more
Many people have preconceived ideas about what inpatient drug or alcohol treatment facilities are like. However, their ideas are often based on myths and misconceptions. It is essential to understand the truth about these facilities to alleviate any fears that may...read more
The weather is warm and the sun is shining. Sometimes people in recovery, especially those in early recovery, wonder if it is really possible to enjoy the summer without drinking their favorite drink or using their drug of choice. Actually, the opposite is true. Being...read more
A Connection Many psychiatrists used to believe that people who were more prone to drug or alcohol addiction, also known as substance use disorder, shared a common addictive personality. However, throughout the years, researchers have been unable to prove that to be...read more
A Potent Drug According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), fentanyl is 80-100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. Originally developed as a skin patch for pain management of cancer patients, this potent synthetic...read more
In Real Life Often in movies or TV shows, someone with an addiction problem is suddenly confronted by friends and family members during an intervention. In real life, the decision to work with an interventionist and present concerns about a loved one's addiction...read more
You may be familiar with meditation. You may have even tried it in the past and decided it wasn’t for you. But did you know there are several different types of meditation? For many people in addiction recovery, meditation has proven to be a beneficial practice to...read more
Many people who struggle with alcohol dependency, alcohol use disorder (AUD), or other forms of problem drinking may not be fully aware of the long-term damaging effects that alcohol has on their bodies. In addition to the toxic effect of alcohol, nutritional...read more