Holidays are a time when people often drink to excess, and that can lead to a host of problems such as drunk driving, fights with family, alcohol poisoning, possibly even the first step towards addiction. Might it be a good idea to commit to a sober or “dry” holiday this time around?
Addiction does not have to be a lifelong battle. The beginning of the end can start when the person makes a decision that they will not be defined by their addiction and has the willingness to change followed by effective steps to make that change. Long term sobriety takes effort to achieve.
It’s no mystery that millions of Americans struggle with pain. But when the painkillers that they are prescribed end up being addictive and potentially lethal, where can Americans turn to for effective and safe pain relief?
It’s been known for some time that exercise is beneficial to health. And for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, the benefit of regular exercise is particularly relevant. As ordinary life begins to resume, and as gyms and rec centers start to once again open their doors, recovering addicts would be well-advised to adopt exercise programs to further improve their health.
It’s always important to protect your health. But in the midst of a health crisis, it’s even more critical that steps are taken to improve immune response. What can do to help protect yourself from illness?
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.