overcoming addiction isn't a straight path

Why Overcoming Addiction Isn’t a Straight Path

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost While it is safe to assume that Robert Frost was not speaking of overcoming addiction when he wrote this, recovery is more like walking through the woods on a…

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A Drug and Alcohol Detox Center is the Key to Recovery

Fear of the painful, uncomfortable, and sometimes risky symptoms of withdrawal can keep some people from seeking treatment for drug and alcohol use disorders. While it’s possible to stop using drugs and alcohol without a drug and alcohol treatment center, the DIY method can make withdrawal riskier and more complicated than it is with help. A…

How Substance Abuse Harms Relationships

Drinking heavily and doing drugs are casual habits that can quickly become uncontrollable for many people. For couples, spending a night “blowing off steam” can turn into a devastating cycle of abuse, anger, resentment, and violence. Substance abuse can harm your relationships with your loved ones. There are many ways that you can help stop…

Living a Satisfying Life in Recovery

Most individuals who struggle with addiction acknowledge that living a satisfying lifestyle outside of inpatient care requires constant attention. Living a satisfying life in recovery also requires avoiding temptation. It is a difficult challenge, especially when alcohol and drugs can be nearly everywhere. You can learn to enjoy your abstinent lifestyle, however, by taking a…

Triggers and Recovering Addicts

When you pull the trigger on a gun, it releases a bullet at a rapid speed that races until it runs into something that stops it. A trigger is, then, an appropriate word that describes when someone who has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction finds themself in a situation where they are tempted to…