21 Jan

What You Need to Know About Relapse

After you’ve put in all the hard work of getting clean and sober, the idea of suffering a relapse can be one of the most frightening things you’ve faced. The fact is that addiction is like many other diseases where recovery is accomplished by taking...

07 Jan

Keeping a Recovery Journal

Just about every addiction recovery expert we work with tells us we need to keep a journal, but what’s the big deal? Journal writing is a proven way to improve mental and physical health, and to help us progress along the recovery track. If you’re...

05 Jan

Giving Back to Christ in the New Year

As our thoughts turn to the new year ahead of us, many of us are thinking of ways we can improve our lives on many levels. One way to look at spiritual improvement and growth is to consider the ways that we can give back...

05 Jan

Staying Sober This Holiday Season

In our society, it really seems like every occasion is viewed as an opportunity to drink. Sporting events, a night out to dinner, and holiday parties are all places where alcohol will be found. This makes it very difficult for someone trying to stay sober...

20 Oct

Signs of Teen Drug Use

Almost all adult addicts report that they began using drugs or alcohol during their teenage years, when the risk for addiction is higher. Many people think that experimentation with substances is an unavoidable, harmless part of adolescence, but the risks associated with drug and alcohol...