Living with a drug addicted family member?

Living with a drug addicted family member?

Drug addiction has the potential to severely damage the life of the addicted individual. It also has the potential to severely damage that’s individual’s close family members. Living with a drug-addicted family member is a 24/7 balancing act, as loved ones try to help the addict without getting swept into their destructive orbit. The uncertain emotional situation can cause anxiety, stress, and depression for those closest to the addict. Living […]

Addiction Recovery Support for Professional Women

Did you go from functioning at a high level to not functioning very well at all? The disease of addiction does not discriminate; every human being is vulnerable to this potentially fatal disease. Confidential and supportive addiction recovery support for professional women is available. Each person’s experience with addiction is very personal, as is their approach to recovery, and the process of recovery is complicated and never guaranteed. Why it […]

Life After Addiction: Tips to Keep Your New Life Clean and Safe

Life After Addiction: Tips to Keep Your New Life Clean and Safe

Whether it involves ingesting a substance, engaging in a particular behavior, or both, addiction is major challenge for anyone to overcome. And getting sober is only half of it. The second half? That consists of making a fresh start in a “normal” lifestyle after existing for months or even years inside the cave of addiction. For most people, this means two MAJOR steps: Stop using Create a lifestyle in which […]

Life After Rehab: 3 Effective Strategies to Maintain Sobriety

It’s inviting to think you have the chance to live a substance-free life. Especially after struggling with addiction for any length of time. One huge challenge is in knowing how to maintain sobriety after exiting the supportive walls of rehab. While recovery doesn’t end after rehab, your established rehab routine undoubtedly will. Being able to navigate life outside of rehab, avoid risky situations, and maintain sobriety can become an overwhelming endeavor. […]

Substance Abuse Recovery: How Personal and Social Barriers Impact Professionals

Substance abuse does not discriminate nor does it show respect to anyone. It can and will destroy the lives of both men and women. When dealing with substance abuse and addiction, it is said that there are no special people. Rich or poor, educated or not, employed or unemployed. Addiction will seize the opportunity to destroy the lives of any person. Each person that battles with addiction must devise a plan […]

Stop Using Addiction to Hide from Difficult Emotions. Take These Steps

Stop Using Addiction to Hide from Difficult Emotions. Take These Steps

Thanks to social media, each of us can easily and comfortably “express” emotions like love, anger, and surprise with a mere finger tap on our phone screen. In real life, of course, things can be a little more complicated. Actually, they can be a lot more complicated. Emotions are, at times, messy and difficult and frightening. It’s no surprise so many of us hide from them—especially if we’re simultaneously struggling […]