Dealing With the Disappointment of Multiple Relapse

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

We Only Have to Change One Thing When we come to recovery for the first time, we’re told we only have to change one thing: Everything! But just like it says in the Narcotics Anonymous Basic Text, How It Works, “This sounds like a big order and we can’t do it all at once, we … Continued

Tips for a Successful Intervention

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How to Plan a Successful Intervention What can you do when someone you love is abusing alcohol or drugs? At first, you may just want to wish the problem away. But addiction is a chronic and progressive disease, and doing nothing can be a dangerous decision. For many, confronting the problem means confronting an addicted … Continued

Recovery and Self Acceptance

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pushing against an immovable object is an exercise in frustration, and a big waste of time and energy. Yet for many of us, we do just that when we refuse to fully accept ourselves as we are, warts and all. There are just some things that have to be accepted for what they are. For … Continued

Addiction Recovery and Relapse

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What happens if it happens? While rehab can lead to recovery, it is certainly not without struggle. Many recovered users experience a relapse during or after the addiction recovery process. That’s why it is important to understand that relapse is a process, not an event. In order to understand relapse prevention, you have to understand … Continued

Shame and Addiction

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Breaking the Cycle Shame is a deeply personal and very painful emotion. If you’re struggling with an addiction, you likely have been feeling the shame of addiction for quite some time. Perhaps you’ve been trying to overcome it for years. That’s because shame and addiction go hand in hand. One of the most unfortunate aspects … Continued

Addiction: is it in your genes?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Why do some people become addicted, while others do not? Studies of identical twins indicate that as much as half of an individual’s risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, or other drugs depends on his or her genes. Pinning down the biological basis for this risk is an important avenue of research for scientists trying … Continued

How to Identify Drug Addiction and Alcohol Dependency

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Are you struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction? Do you suspect a loved one might be? Drug and alcohol addiction is a pervasive issue in this country that affects the lives of countless millions. In fact, more than 8 percent of the U.S. population is reportedly dependent on drugs and/or alcohol, according to the Substance … Continued

Recovery Center Names New Clinical Director

Monday, September 10, 2012

August 18, 2011 – In that capacity, she will be assuming responsibility for day to day clinical operations of the center, a rehabilitation facility that maintains a census of approximately 20 clients and specializes in attention to the alcoholic addict in a private, comfortable setting. Education/Certification: Ms Lukic received her undergraduate degree from Rollins College … Continued

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