06 Oct

Healthy Ways to Help a Spouse Through Recovery

Addiction takes a heavy toll on relationships, especially within a marriage or long term partnership. It can be very overwhelming to try and repair your relationship and support recovery at the same time. Addiction can feel like a death sentence for marriage, but many couples...

29 Sep

The History of Opioids

From the poppy fields of ancient Mesopotamia, to the pleasantly packaged version we now receive from the pharmacy, opioids have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. The addictive properties of these substances have been recognized right from the beginning, and the opium...

25 Sep

Reading the Best Books

One great way to avoid boredom, find fulfillment, and learn new things during recovery is by reading good books. You need to be careful which books you choose though, since you don’t want to read anything that depresses you, induces cravings, or otherwise detracts from...

22 Sep

Having a Christlike View of Addiction

The vast majority (90%) of those struggling with addiction don’t receive any treatment for their illness. One of the major barriers between addicts and treatment is the social stigmas surrounding the disease. The ideas that addiction is a choice, that addicts are morally deficient in...

14 Aug

Getting to Know Christ

A conference address from 1980 entitled “Willing to Receive” by Elder Marion D. Hanks provides some great insights into how we can get to know the Savior, and include His Atonement in our daily lives. The 12-step program asks us to call upon and rely...