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April 21, 2017

7 Tips for Meditating

While many of our western ideas of meditating bring to mind Buddhist monks sitting still for hours on end, the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous meant something a little different when they spoke of meditation. During the time when they were writing the book, their definition of meditating simply meant a focused concentration on a thought … Continued

multiple books
April 17, 2017

8 Awesome Books about Sobriety

I personally find that it is a blessing that we live in a time where we have such a huge network of recovery and sobriety. While yes, in the grand scheme of things, it still seems somewhat of a taboo subject in the overall society because we are such a small number on the overall … Continued

12 step programs
April 3, 2017

7 Types of 12 Step Programs for Different Issues

All over the world, there are clusters of 12 step programs whose sole mission is to live a spiritual life and be of service to others. These non-religious, non-judgemental groups of people all have one thing in common. Each person in these fellowships suffered from an addiction in one form or another, and has found … Continued

denial
March 31, 2017

Addicts in Denial

You know what they say, Denial ain’t just a river in Africa! One of the most pervading and delusional aspects of addiction is our ability or inability to differentiate the truth from the false during our using. It is actually quite common for addicts and alcoholics to see somewhat of an entirely different reality than … Continued

relapse
March 27, 2017

6 Signs of a Relapse

Addicts and Alcoholics, while using, are not really known for being the most honest, or enjoyable people to be around. On the other hand, once these people put down the booze and the drugs and work a program, the transition that takes place in such a short amount of time can be astounding. They regain … Continued

sober supports
March 17, 2017

Why Are Having Sober Supports A Must in Recovery?

One of the most critical aspects of getting and staying sober is creating a reliable network of sober supports. What at first seems like the most awkward thing we have to do, eventually becomes one of the greatest blessings that the program gives to us. If you are new to the recovery game, don’t fret, … Continued

rock bottom
March 10, 2017

Hitting Rock Bottom and the Gift of Desperation

There is a baffling phenomenon that affects only addicts and alcoholics. We are the only breed of people who have to completely destroy our lives in order to get better. In active addiction, addicts are like kamikaze pilots; in order to gain purpose, we have to destroy everything around us. However, hitting rock bottom gives … Continued

enabling
March 3, 2017

Classic Signs You are Enabling an Addict

Have you ever heard that old saying, “If you love someone, let them go, if they come back, they are yours”?  Now, do you have an addict in your life whom you love to the ends of the earth but just doesn’t seem to be able to stop using? Take a deep breath, it could … Continued

no more excuses
February 24, 2017

Common Excuses Addicts Give to Avoid Rehab

Take it from an addict, I would have never admitted to you that I needed help until I was literally starving and almost dead. CONVINCE an addict to get sober before they are ready? Yeah! When Pigs fly! (If pigs ever learn to fly I will edit this blog immediately). The only thing that is … Continued

road to recovery
February 20, 2017

A Guide to the Levels of Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Going into drug and alcohol treatment for the first time can be a pretty confusing and chaotic experience. Just finding a good place to go can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, so there are a few helpful tools to help you or your loved one navigate through the levels of what the … Continued