Category: Personal Recovery Experiences

Avoid These Gifts for a Recovering Alcoholic! Okay, this should be obvious and I shouldn’t have to say it, but I do. This list does not apply to all alcoholics. This list is not based on any scientific fact. It’s based on my life and my experiences. These are my best teachers and have helped

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Taking a Semester Off for Drug Rehab Is Always a Good Idea One of the most short-sighted excuses for why a person would delay or not go to drug rehab is the excuse of school and/or college, “I cannot take a semester off to go to drug rehab”. There really isn’t an argument to be

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You Not Going To Rehab Would Be What Kills Me (Your Dog) Ok I’ve been laying here scratching myself for way too long. Every night there is another bat crap crazy incident that leaves me tucked under the bed like a 2 week old scared kitten and it takes a lot for me to admit

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Your Sisters Wedding Is Not a Good Excuse to Skip Drug Treatment If I had a dime for every time someone tried to use their sister’s wedding as an excuse for not going to drug rehab I would have enough money to pay for all of my sister’s weddings and I have 3 of them!

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Hit: There’s No Good Excuse For Not Going to Drug or Alcohol Treatment “I will not go to rehab until I see the movie The Dark Knight” yeah, I said that before my parents shipped me off to rehab number 7. One of the dumbest things I ever said by the way – but it

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Opting Out of An Aftercare Treatment Program May Kill You TJ was big and tough, he played football in college and there really wasn’t anything he thought he couldn’t do. I hated him the first time I met him, but that was just because he was so damn good looking. He made me laugh a

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Does Drug Addiction Recovery Require God? So here is the thing. I just wrote a post giving atheists tips for recovery. So you might be suspecting that I, in fact, don’t believe that God needs to be involved in drug addiction recovery. Well, you would be wrong. I’ve just learned not to fight with atheists.

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Many people hesitate going to drug and alcohol rehab because of all of the unknown factors. There are so many questions, especially about going for the first time. The truth is that growth happens in the unknown, and you need to get out of your comfort zone, especially if the comfort zone includes drugs and

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Cocaine Abuse is Rampant  In recent news, stories have been popping up about Chipotle Executive Mark Crumpacker, who allegedly ordered over $3,000 in cocaine to his luxury apartment in Union Square, New York City. He surrendered to authorities after receiving seven misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance after his drug dealer was

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The Definition of Recovery in Addiction, Staying Humble and Expressing Gratitude. Humility is a big part of addiction recovery and it’s no wonder that those contemplating rehabilitation want to know the meaning of humility. To accept defeat, in that you are not more powerful than your addiction, you must be humble. To re-start your life,

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