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The Stumbling Block: Struggles in the Road to Sobriety Success

The road to recovery is full of twists and turns, and all kinds of roadblocks along the way. Sometimes, it’s easier to just back down from these obstacles or simply take the less bumpy route. Staying clean is always a difficult journey, but no twist,…

Showing Up for Your Recovery

The Have-To’s, Want To’s & Get-To’s of Daily Recovery Recovery is something you live, not just go through.  Its a “design for living” that really works.  Daily maintenance and upkeep is required in order for us to continue enjoying the benefits of long-term sobriety.  I used…

Road to Recovery: Why Does Relapse Occur?

It is a common scenario for most people recovering from addiction to return to drug use at least once over the course of the recovery period. This condition, called relapse, involves what often feels like a downward spiral into compulsive behavior and addiction. It may…

Spring is in the Air

Life Renewed Its officially spring again.  With its welcoming warm temperatures, spring also brings a renewal of life and natural beauty.  This is a good time for us to feel the warmth of life renewed in recovery.  The cold dark days of our addictions are now…

Drug Treatment – It’s Not What You Think (It’s Better)

Great Expectations Before entering a treatment program you’ll have plenty of ideas and preconceived notions of what it’s going to be like. It’s natural to be nervous and perhaps even put off about the idea of going to drug rehab. Many people, especially addicts and…

Hitting Rock Bottom: Low Self-Esteem May Trigger Addiction

Most people who struggle with addiction also struggle with low self-esteem, and in many cases they turn to drugs or alcohol because doing so is a form of escape from the realities and stresses of everyday life. These substances fill the void, making a person…