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Heroin: Only for the Homeless and Underprivileged?

As heroin increased in popularity within the United States, it was primarily associated with the less fortunate, unemployed, and often homeless. Heroin, while expensive, was known to be an incredibly addictive substance which often wreaked havoc on the lives of users, creating joblessness and poverty among users. While heroin is still deadly and dangerous, itRead More

Living a Life of Purpose

A life of purpose means something different to each of us. For some of us, a life of purpose is caring for and providing for our families. For others, it means to spend the bulk of their time in service to people that are in need. A life of purpose could also mean staying trueRead More

Which Recovery Facility is Right for Me?

Once you’ve made the decision to get treatment for your addiction, the next step is critical. You need to determine which recovery facility to work with to get you the help you need. When you have opted for an inpatient program, you need to find a facility that is the right fit for your needs.Read More

Sobriety Doesn’t Have to be Boring

For many of us dealing with addiction, much of our past lives were centered on finding our next fix or drinking enough to dull whatever emotional insecurities we had experienced. As an addiction becomes more and more severe, it often becomes hugely time-consuming. Your priorities shift to drugs and alcohol and move away from thingsRead More

Video Games – A New Addiction

Times change and these changes affect everyone differently. As technology advances, various types of available entertainment become more readily available. One such form of entertainment that has gained notoriety and popularity is gaming. Gaming is participating in playing video games of all different types. While commonly thought of as something for children, gaming has increasedRead More

Addiction – A Choice or a Disease?

Regardless of how much research is done to prove the fact that addiction is indeed a disease, some continue to believe that it is a choice and that the people dealing with addiction are somehow to blame. Addiction is not a choice. The act of using drugs or abusing alcohol is a choice, however, becomingRead More

Blame and Addiction

For many of us, there were reasons that we started using drugs or began drinking heavily. Maybe it was just for fun or possibly to fit in with the “cool” crowd. Perhaps it was to numb the pain of an abusive relationship or debilitating depression or anxiety. We all have our “why” when it comesRead More

Women and Alcoholism – Scary Changes

For decades, when we thought about alcoholism, we thought of men. Generally speaking, men of all ages. We hear stories about the drunken teenage boys causing trouble on the weekends and the older men that become regulars at the local bar each night after work. What we don’t always hear about are the women thatRead More

Finding Self-Worth in Recovery

For some, abusing drugs and alcohol is a way of life. They have been using for so long that they can hardly even remember who they were before drugs and alcohol abuse. Sometimes their entire persona is wrapped up in partying and getting drunk or high. When those things are suddenly gone, it is notRead More

Dating in Recovery

Countless articles, television shows, novels, and blog posts have been dedicated to the topic of dating. Topics cover everything from what not to say to what to wear on your first date. With so much emphasis on dating, the idea of dating when in recovery can be a controversial conversation. Like many other topics, everyoneRead More