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Okay, so let’s just be clear about this from the start: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never made anything. When they asked Michelangelo how he sculpted “David,” the famed artist answered with a shrug, “I simply chipped away the pieces that didn’t belong.” Anyone who wants to turn their life into a […]

is relapse really just part of the recovery process

To those who haven’t experienced addiction — either by going through it themselves or having had a loved one who suffered from addiction — recovery may seem pretty straightforward. Go to rehab, complete treatment and get sober. Then stay sober. Simple. However, anyone who has first-hand knowledge of addiction knows it’s not that easy. The […]

Finding continued success after treatment doesn’t just happen, it’s the result of careful planning and follow-through. As anyone in recovery knows, treatment doesn’t end when you’re discharged from a residential program. Graduation day is just the beginning. While completing a program is a milestone that is certainly worthy of celebration, it should also be a […]

Cops moved swiftly to make arrests following the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in Manhattan, believed to be caused by a heroin overdose. Four people were The arrests were made following a raid that yielded 350 glassine-type bags of what is believed to be heroin. taken into custody in connection with the drugs found […]

If you are in recovery and start to feel like you are beyond relapse, this story is for you. It’s a cautionary tale that shows that everyone is vulnerable – even treatment professionals. It is important to start each day with a renewed commitment to sobriety and the choices that make it possible over the […]

As we celebrated the Fourth of July, many of us gave thanks for the servicemen and women who have bravely fought for our freedom. Ironically, the fireworks we use to celebrate those sacrifices are something some vets try to avoid. The bright colors against the backdrop of the night sky never fail to draw “ooohs” […]

A painful loss has you feeling the urge to use again, but that doesn’t mean relapse is a foregone conclusion. You have the tools to stay sober get through the trauma. You’ve completed treatment, you’ve done the hard work, and you’re on track in your recovery. Everything is going great. Then you’re hit by something […]

Getting clean is one thing, staying clean is another. But there are concrete ways to avoid the people places and situations that can lead to relapse. Once you’ve completedtreatment, your journey of recovery is only beginning. In the protected environment of drug and alcohol rehab, it’s easy to avoid triggers and to avoid the people […]

There’s no magic cure for staying clean post-rehab, but there are ways you can ensure the best possible chance of healthy, long-term recovery. Everyone who gets caught up in addiction is a whole person with talents and gifts and unique traits. Despite your recovery status, you don’t need to be defined by your addiction. You […]

What make someone in recovery return to old habits and how can relapse be avoided? Addiction is a complex disease, and the riddle of relapse is equally difficult to unravel. Why does someone who seems to be successfully working a recovery program and has all the necessary head knowledge about how to avoid falling into […]