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December 24, 2019


Those who have never had to deal with addiction may have never seen the real effects of addiction, it isn’t just the health risk of problems such as alcohol addiction or drug addiction it ruins lives in many more ways. The need for drugs, drink or anything else may dr...

August 6, 2019

There are two sides to you, one that knows you should control your urges and the other that will do anything to satisfy these urges

#TuesdayTunes

May 30, 2019


As alcoholics and addicts, we struggle with some form of codependency.

Codependency recovery is not black and white and manifests itself in a variety of ways. Check out the article below about codependency and recovery:

https://www.soberrecovery.com/recovery/holding-on...

May 16, 2019

When you’re living with an alcoholic, your own health is at stake as well as the welfare of your loved one. Have a read of the following article which you will hopefully find helps

https://www.soberrecovery.com/recovery/living-with-an-addict-12-tips-for-coping/?fbclid...

May 14, 2019

This song while maybe catchy when it's on the radio is deeply depressing. It speaks to me of a desperate and debilitating addiction. This song is about the real consequences of addiction: dependence, desperation, isolation, self-esteem, anxiety and ultimately a miserab...

April 29, 2019


Relapse is expected but not required. These lapses don't make you bad, they make you human. Healing and recovery is a process... there’s no finish line.

In order to maintain our recovery, we must learn to manage our lives, and ultimately learn a system that works best...

April 25, 2019

One of the hallmarks of addiction is denial. At some level, you know what you are doing is bad and this leads to cognitive dissonance. This means that you hold two conflicting ideas:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 - the strong desire to drink and use drugs and ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 - the knowledge...

April 18, 2019


If you have relapsed on drugs, ask for help!

Relapse is part of the recovery process, but it can feel like a failure. Negative thoughts are a large part of addictive thinking, which tend to be an all-or-nothing mentality. Obsessing over these negative, self-critical f...

December 12, 2018

If the holidays get you down... stay busy and avoid unstructured time: if you know the holidays are difficult for you, why not plan ahead and minimize your difficult feelings?

Try to fill your calendar with fun events. Too much time spent alone may bring you to an old,...