In the life of a recovering addict , recovery is the priority above all else. This is the way it is because if the recovering addict does not make recovery a priority, they risk a relapse.
One could conclude that since there are individuals who occasionally enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or take an aspirin for a toothache without suffering any long-term dependence or compulsion issues, not everyone who uses drugs or alcohol becomes addicted to these substances.
With college you’ll spend at least 4 years of your young adult life and tens of thousands of dollars in obtaining an education and degree. Is it worth throwing all that away for the sake of the party?
Staying sober while everyone else is drinking can be a challenge. A few tips on how to turn down the alcohol and get through uncomfortable situations.
How do you know when you have stably recovered from addiction? There are a few signs that indicate you have moved on and are able to put it behind you.
The holidays can be a difficult time for people who are trying to remain alcohol and drug-free. The holiday season can be a whirlwind of office parties, big family gatherings, shopping trips and financial stresses.
Despite the headlines about the heroin epidemic or the widespread marijuana use, there is another trend happening these days. Sobriety and drug-free living is gaining in popularity and getting more and more exposure.
If you have never used drugs or alcohol, you’ve probably developed a lifestyle and group of friends which aligns with that. But if you have recently quit using drugs or alcohol (or are trying to quit), it can be hard to find a group and activities that don’t involve them.