16 Aug Making Recovery Comparisons

When you’re working with others in recovery who are going through similar struggles to you, it’s easy to compare your recovery process to the processes of others. There are times when comparing yourself to others can be productive, but at other times it can be...

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22 Jul Addiction and Gender-Based Stereotype

There are many factors that contribute to addiction. Some of them are similar across genders, but some are gender specific. Society’s different expectations for men and women, the way men and women handle stress differently, and biology all play a role in substance abuse and...

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20 Jun Drug Addiction Myths

Addiction recovery is a difficult, life-changing process and addicts need all the support they can get as they work to heal themselves. Unfortunately, many of the myths that surround drug use and addiction hamper the progress of those in recovery. Misunderstandings about addiction as a...

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15 May Removing Blame for Recovery

There are many stumbling blocks on the road to recovery that need to be addressed. One of these roadblocks is blame. Blame is placing fault or responsibility for a problem on a person or a circumstance. No matter where you decide to place blame, it...

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07 May Keys to Rehab Success

Entering a drug rehabilitation program is a big step and it takes a lot of courage to make the leap. With all of the time, resources, emotion, and effort that will be invested in rehab, you want to make sure that you won’t have to...

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25 Apr Healing Family Systems After Recovery

Addiction recovery is not only a life changing event for an addict, it’s one that affects their whole family. Family members who are going to be supporting a recovering addict need to understand that they’re going to go through some changes, too. Families who are...

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11 Apr Overcoming Toxic Shame for Recovery Success

Shame and guilt are two similar emotions, but they are not exactly the same. Guilt is when a person feels badly about something they have done, while shame is where a person feels that they are inherently bad as part of their nature or personality....

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19 Mar Spice Overview

Spice is a very popular drug among teenagers and is used more often than any other drug except marijuana. Spice is actually a group of drugs that are meant give the same experience as marijuana. It is manufactured to look like dried plant matter, similar...

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