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Forming a Sane and Sound Sex Ideal

The 4th Step of 12-Step recovery suggests that we make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. A part of our moral inventory requires that we take an honest look at our sexual and romantic relationships. Afterward, we try to “shape a sane and sound ideal of our future sex life,” and attempt toRead More

What are the Benefits of Group Therapy?

Group therapy is often used as a tool in addiction recovery. Engaging in therapy with others who are attempting to recover from addiction and alcoholism is a highly effective way for an individual to gain a better understanding of themselves and their disease. Group therapy provides certain benefits that individual therapy cannot, and strengthens one’sRead More

Complications of IV Drug Use: Infectious Disease

Aside from the likelihood of overdose and mental health problems, intravenous drug use carries a high risk of infectious disease. The possibility of contracting an infectious disease of intravenous drug use increases dramatically when a person is using non-sterile injection equipment, but can also occur from contamination of the drug itself. The most common infectionRead More

How Do I Know if I Need to Get Help?

Making the decision to seek help can be lifesaving. The disease of addiction is progressive, and if left untreated, often fatal. However, some people are unsure if their problems with substances have progressed to the point where they should seek help. Generally, if someone is considering that they may need help for substance abuse, theyRead More

How are Withdrawal Symptoms Managed During Detox?

Detox from alcohol and drugs can be a harrowing experience. Anyone who has undergone a detoxification process without medical aid can attest that it is a painful experience. Fortunately, treatment centers that provide detox are staffed with medical professionals who are able to monitor and medicate patients to manage withdrawal symptoms as they occur. WithoutRead More

Making the Decision to Ask for Help

Deciding that you’ve had enough of living with addiction is the first step toward discovering a life of happiness, joyousness, and freedom in sobriety. It can be a difficult decision to come to, however, and self-deception can be powerful. We may try all sorts of ways to convince ourselves that we are not addicted andRead More

How to Keep Your Body in Check after Detox?

Your mind and body go through drastic changes when you make the decision to get sober. Most of us didn’t eat healthy food, exercise, or sleep well in active addiction. Once you go through alcohol or drug detox, it’s important to treat yourself well by eating nutritiously, hitting the gym, and making sure you getRead More

8 Quirky Ways to Ease Anxiety

Anxiety is a very common mental health issue amongst alcoholics and drug addicts. In fact, a lot of us used drugs and alcohol to self-medicate ourselves until that didn’t work anymore, and we found ourselves in recovery. Most anxiety medications are highly addictive, so we have to find other things to help calm our nervesRead More

DUI: The Aftermath

If you have recently been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you are facing an expensive and challenging road ahead. If you have managed to go undetected while driving drunk, your luck may soon run out; if you happen to kill someone, the monetary cost of driving while intoxicated is the least of yourRead More

Returning to Work After Treatment

Returning to work after leaving treatment can be a frightening experience. People who know where we were may have question, and we may feel a stigma associated with having sought treatment. We may feel emotions like shame, guilt, and embarrassment when we see our coworkers. Fortunately, the transition may be smoother than we anticipated. WeRead More