Why I Choose Recovery Every Day.

Life is pretty lonely when the only thing you are doing is snorting cocaine and pills, and staying up all night watching repeats of shows you’ve already watched. There comes a time in your life when you want to change, but you don’t know how. You are sick and tired of being sick and tired Read More …

Restarting After A Relapse

5 Tips to Get Your Recovery Back on Track Some people will tell you that relapse is part of recovery. I think it’s better to say relapse is part of the disease of addiction. As someone who has been to treatment four times and relapsed multiple times, I know, firsthand, how hard it can seem Read More …

5 Things I Learned During Addiction Treatment

I didn’t want to go to treatment. Who does? I couldn’t grasp the concept of being away from my drug of choice and how I would survive without it. I was in the depths of despair and I didn’t think there was a way out. Treatment seemed long and difficult and I had a million Read More …

Addiction – What Can the Family Do?

What Can the Family Do? This is a question that most family members of an addict struggle with greatly. They often feel helpless and hopeless. Over and over, they ask themselves, “Why is this happening? Why doesn’t our loved one just stop? How could anyone be so self destructive? Why do they keep hurting themselves and Read More …

A Message to Families: What is Needed for Recovery to be Effective?

Honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to ask for and receive help – these are the keys for your family member’s recovery to be successful. The addict is the only person that can admit they have an addiction. The disease itself tells them they don’t have it. Why? No one wants to be an addict or Read More …

5 Ways to Support Your Loved One in Seeking Treatment for Their Addiction

It can be extremely difficult when you see the person you love choosing drugs or alcohol over everything in their life. You may look at your loved one and not even recognize them. The joy and life that used to be so present on their face has disappeared. You feel helpless and you don’t know Read More …