Relapse After Drug Rehab can be prevented with a proper plan. You may not be able to stop using drugs or alcohol and need detox to stop after relapsing.
Addiction and Addiction Relapse – What Causes It? Addiction and addiction relapse are viewed by different people in different ways, with most of our society in one of two schools of thought – that 1) it is a disease the addict is powerless over, or 2) it is a choice. There is plenty to be said
I Fell In Love With a Recovering Heroin Addict We can’t choose who we fall in love with. Three years ago, I knew nothing about addiction, even though I was suffering from alcohol addiction myself, it just hadn’t been brought to light quite yet. I definitely knew nothing about heroin addiction, and would never think
Length of Sobriety Does Not Prevent Addiction Relapse Addiction relapse is a part of recovery, and it doesn’t matter if you have one day sober or 30 years. In a recent interview with WNYC, popular actor Jeff Daniels, known for his roles in Dumb and Dumber and The Martian, opened up about his relapse after
Prescription Medication and Recovery In this day and age, it is extremely commonplace for doctors to jot down and hand out prescription medication – often without any questions or knowledge of the patient’s history of drug abuse. Xanax, Vicodin, Valium – you name it – these drugs can be readily available at your closest Family
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
How to Stay Sober Family – gotta love ‘em, right? Mom and dad, bickering over the le ngth of time that the in-laws will stay; belligerently drunk Uncle Jim, knocking down the wreaths and bows, cursing his father for playing favorites and spilling eggnog and rum all over the rug. Five obnoxious cousins, four high-maintenance
The Ugly Cycle of Drug Abuse My name is David and I’m an addict and alcoholic. I’ve been sober since April 17th, 2008. Despite those many years of sobriety, which I’m grateful for, I’m still an addict and alcoholic at heart. That means, by default, I can’t stop getting high and I can’t stop drinking.
Working in Treatment as a Recovering Addict We recently reported on a New Hampshire woman who was arrested for trafficking heroin. That on its own is hardly newsworthy. There are hundreds of people each month arrested for possession and distribution of heroin. What was interesting, though, were the circumstances surrounding her arrest. See, she’s a
A Very Strange Story Amy C. Gagnon and David S. Yeomans were arrested in mid-June for trafficking in heroin, possession of a Class B drug, and conspiracy to violate Massachusetts’ drug laws. Ms. Gagnon, of New Hampshire, and Mr. Yeomans, of Massachusetts, are an interesting pair. Yeomans is a stock boy at a small grocery