Category: Getting Help For Myself

Coming Back From a Relapse You will likely hear many people in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous say things like, “Relapse is not a prerequisite to recovery”, and, “Relapse is never necessary.” Of course, this doesn’t mean that it never happens. In fact, it happens quite frequently. It has been estimated that upwards of 60

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The rates of crystal meth abuse have steadily been climbing throughout the country over the course of the past several years. Crystal meth is typically smoked, snorted, or injected directly into the bloodstream. Overdose can result from any method of consumption, contrary to popular belief. Many individuals who use crystal meth regularly believe that they

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How to Stay Sober in Recovery Learning How to Stay Sober From Heroin Trying to stay sober from drugs and alcohol can be a difficult battle. There will be many emotional issues to overcome if long-term sobriety is to be achieved.  For an addict, one day everything will stop working. To stay sober from drugs

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Written By: Fiona Stockard Addictive Tendencies At Adolescence Addiction is a progressive disease. This means that over time it gets worse, not better. However, there’s a bright side to addiction being progressive. Potential addicts and alcoholics often exhibit addictive tendencies from a young age. If a child begins to show these traits, it’s a good bet

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Relapse Isn’t the End of the World! There’s a saying in the rooms of recovery that goes a little something like “relapse is a part of recovery.” While I don’t love this saying – it oversimplifies the problem and solution – it’s often true. Take it from me, a chronic relapser, that relapsing on drugs

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More Americans Drink to Excess Than Even Before A new study from The Center for Disease Control claims that one in three, or 33%, of American adults drink to excess.   Think about that for a minute. The CDC is saying that a third of everyone over the age of eighteen drinks too much. That

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There’s Strength in Numbers – Sobriety For Men Check out the newest addition to Lighthouse Recovery Institute’s ever-growing addiction treatment resources – Sobriety For Men.   We’re an online community of men in recovery. We aim to discuss a variety of men’s issues and offer a unique, gender-specific take on sobriety. You’ll find things like

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How to Regain Trust After Addiction You Can’t Undo The Damage in One Day One of the first things you learn in early-sobriety is that recovery’s a process. It’s not something that happens over night or that occurs magically without effort. This is especially important to remember when learning how to regain trust from friends and family. Recovery’s

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How Can I Tell if I’m an Alcoholic? The problem with being in active addiction is you can’t see how alcohol affects your life. Your mind, which has an abnormal reaction to alcohol, becomes intensely focused on the feeling produced by alcohol. I can pinpoint the time when this effect occurred in me. From that

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What is a Relapse? For a woman committed to sobriety, relapse is a very real fear. A lot of people go back out. Statistically, a lot more drunks and addicts end up using than staying sober. But if you’ve been to a women’s treatment center, an IOP, or meetings, you know that relapse is more

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