Recovery Related Posts

Steven Tyler has left substance abuse behind for the natural high he gets these days from his stint as a judge on American Idol. Many hard-partying rock stars don’t live to see a second act, but Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is beating the odds. High on life these days, he’s thrilled with his newfound sobriety […]

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 […]

September is National Recovery Month, a time to celebrate successes and educate the public about addiction and the treatment process. It may be new to you, but for more than two decades we’ve been observing a national Recovery Month, and this September the tradition continues. The theme of this year’s event, “Now More Than Ever,” […]

Excuses, excuses! We’ve all heard them, and family and friends of those with substance abuse problems are exposed to more than most people. Excuses are more than just annoying, though. It’s a serious problem that people struggling with addiction share. Margery knew her daughter had a substance abuse problem. What she didn’t know was how […]

Aretha Franklin had it right when she demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T in her famous song. We need to keep that same tune in mind when interacting with anyone who is dealing with a substance abuse problem. Televised intervention programs and treatment reality shows can make the process look like a bit of a circus, but in truth, […]

The clock struck midnight, the ball dropped and a new year has been ushered in. Welcome, 2009! Are you feeling optimistic about what the coming year will hold? Nervous? Excited? It may be little more than the turning of a calendar page, but a new year offers the feeling of a fresh start. It’s a […]

Addiction recovery consists of much more than simply ending a chemical dependency. Even the food you eat plays a role. When food is in its most natural state, the body recognizes and responds to it more readily than processed snacks or junk foods. The level of nutrients satisfies more readily than empty foods. That’s why […]

Our society has conditioned us to expect immediate results. Need to find the capital of Burundi? The answer is just a mouse click away. Want a hot fudge sundae in the middle of the night? There’s a store open to cater to that craving. Need a package delivered by tomorrow morning? There are several carriers […]