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Recovery from addiction is a journey. The path to recovery is different for every person, and the chances are that it isn’t a straight one. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that 40-60% of people in recovery will have at least one lapse, and many have more...read more
Addictive drugs affect the centers of the brain that create the feelings of pleasure. The euphoric effect makes a user want to continue the effect, making addiction likely once someone tries them casually. There is a risk of long-term damage any time a substance...read more
When it comes to treating the disease of addiction, some say you must exercise “tough love.” But a sponsor I had years ago told me something I’ll never forget, “Love is never tough.” My experience has been that this is very true. Some people define “tough love” as...read more
The Chinese medicinal technique known as acupuncture has been implemented for thousands of years. Research has shown that this practice can help relieve ailments caused by fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, back pain and post-operative nausea. However, some researchers...read more
Most people do not want to admit they are addicted to anything let alone drugs or alcohol. There is still so much negative stigma around the disease that those suffering are literally afraid to come out to anyone, admit they have a problem and ask for help. This is a...read more
The concept of anonymity is very important in most, if not all 12 Step Meetings. In the very first 12 step program in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) stressed anonymity. Today, most 12 Step Programs like AA have the word “anonymous” right in the program name - i.e.,...read more