From a personal standpoint, your recovery from drug use has been very positive, but you also know how much damage your addiction inflicted. The stress of this knowledge might feel overwhelming and threaten your sobriety. Meditation can help you mentally relax enough to process your past.
Walk into any bookstore and you will see shelves and shelves of self-help books, many of them on addiction. The choices can be overwhelming, but you know you want to dig further into recovery and learn all that you can, so there you stand, staring at rows of books. There are things you can do […]
When thinking about resources that will help you maintain your sobriety, you have probably never thought much about your family. If you used to get high with your cousin, or your siblings are still getting high, you obviously want to stay away from them, but what about the others? Your parents will probably be able […]
While in-person rehab meetings will enable you to meet local people who are also in recovery, sometimes getting to these meetings is impossible. The Internet can provide an alternative way to connect with others. There are around-the-clock online Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings all week long, from all around the world. Some reasons for […]
Meetings are often centered on trusting a higher power, whatever that higher power is to you. If your higher power is part of a religious institution such as a church, temple or synagogue, it can be a valuable resource during your recovery.
Part of getting clean and sober is becoming informed about your addiction. Whether you went to rehab, quit cold turkey or attend AA/NA meetings every day of the week, you can always learn more about addiction and recovery. Knowing how to utilize the library makes it easy to find what you need.
Celebrate Recovery is a nationwide recovery program for addictions of all kind. Meetings are typically held once a week and are almost always held at a Christian Church. In addition to the 12-step-program, Celebrate Recovery also incorporates eight principles of recovery based in the Christian faith. There are other differences between Celebrate Recovery and Alcoholics […]
One of your best resources in recovery is your sponsor. Some addicts go to meetings for months or years without ever seeking one. By lacking a sponsor, they are only getting partial benefits from meeting attendance. A good sponsor provides support that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s important to make that
If you are addicted to opiates you may be considering getting into a Suboxone program. Some opiate addicts use Suboxone for a few days or weeks, then quickly taper off and start a recovery program. Others view it like insulin for diabetics and have been on a daily dose for years. Only a qualified medical […]
Many addicts maintain their sobriety through the use of 12 step meetings. Often they are through Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Whether you have completed rehab or are waiting for an open bed in rehab, or have no plans to go to rehab, meetings are a valuable substance abuse resource. Many positives things […]