What Addiction Recovery Looks Like After One Year

What Addiction Recovery Looks Like After One Year

If you ask anybody who has suffered from an addiction what the road to recovery is like, they will likely tell you that it’s extremely difficult and uncomfortable. From the physical discomfort to the lack of hope they consistently feel, being trapped in addiction can seem scary and overwhelming. It doesn’t help that the alcohol […]

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Recovery Trekking: Walking to Get Well

By Milly Day What is Recovery Trekking? In a nutshell, Recovery Trekking is a brand new recovery platform, both for addicts stuck in active addiction, and for those who have already begun their journey, whereby you’re guided along an ancient pilgrimage route as a form of healing for the mind, body and soul. Over the […]

Coping With The Holidays

Coping With the Holidays in Recovery

By John Kahal, C.E.O. Solutions 4 Recovery and Capo by The Sea While the gift of sobriety is the best holiday gift of all, hanging on to it amidst a plethora of merry making during the holiday season is not an easy task. It seems every holiday celebration and office party is steeped in alcoholic […]

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The Importance of Aftercare Following Residential Rehab

By Gaspar Melikyan, Co-Founder Quest 2 Recovery When you think of drug or alcohol addiction as a disease, it is easier to understand the need for aftercare following rehab. Imagine suffering from a debilitating physical disease or medical condition. It is ludicrous to think that someone recovering from being impaired physically and/or psychologically could just […]

Addicted To Rehab

The following is an article written by Michael A. It is an incredible story of how the detox/rehab system that is considered to be the standard of care is failing. We put faith in these facilities to help our loved ones to get past drug and alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, the result is more often repeated […]

Never Be Cool. Always Be Clean.

Please don’t be so cool. I see it everywhere. People want to be cool. They do various hand gestures. There’s the peace sign, the victory sign. They speak in creaking, cool voices, as if they are holding smoke in their lungs from a deep puff. They walk with cool walks. Accessories and clothing must be […]

Prayer and Medication

Prayer and Medication: Can they work together? What is the best way to stay clean from drugs? What is the best way to quit using drugs in the first place? Is it prayer? Or, is medical treatment best? Maybe, it is some combination of prayer and medication. Prayer is a common theme that underlays most […]

Use Disorder – A Better Way To Say You Are An Addict

How is an addict different from someone who has use disorder? If your drug use has led you to detox, drug treatment centers or 12-step meetings, you are most likely very familiar with the term, “addict”. In Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, members are encouraged to verbally identify as being an addict. Since the 12-step programs […]