The 12 Steps and Their Importance in Recovery

The 12 Steps and Their Importance in Recovery

Many people have heard of the 12 Step program. Yet many do not really know what the basic program is or how it works, what the 12 steps are, the role of a sponsor, or the importance the program has in addiction recovery. The Beginning of the 12 Step Program The 12...
Keeping a Meditation Journal

Keeping a Meditation Journal

For many people in recovery from a substance abuse addiction, meditation is an important part of their daily routine. Yet sometimes meditating begins to feel like another daily task to complete. You do it, check it off your list of things to do, and continue on with...
Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Veteran Community

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Veteran Community

Although addiction to drugs or alcohol can happen to anyone, substance abuse is a significant issue for many military veterans. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 7 percent of U.S. veterans suffer from...
Codeine Addiction: What You Need to Know

Codeine Addiction: What You Need to Know

One of the most commonly used opioid narcotics worldwide, codeine has been used for centuries by people to manage their chronic pain. The effects of this analgesic are relatively short-acting, generally lasting only a few hours. Although codeine was available in many...