Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing

Addiction

The Benefits of Digital Detox

by Ann Harrison Do you feel as if you have to have your devices with you at all times? Are you addicted to your smart phones and computers? Why not try a bit …

6 Reasons People Are Afraid to Go to Rehab

by Trevor McDonald What do you do when you know you have a problem, but you’re not sure whether getting help is scarier than living with your demons? This is …

Positive Life Changes Can Trigger Addiction

by Alek Sabin Addiction is a behavioral disease that can strike at any moment in life. Nobody ever plans to become an addict, but that’s not the point of …

The Story I Heard in Jail that Inspired Me to Walk the Path to Recovery

by Andrew Macia “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard People often …

Importance of Family Support in Recovery

by Brigette Dumas When someone struggles with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the disease of addiction can affect everyone surrounding that person. During …

The Complicated Psychology Of “Hitting Rock Bottom”

The Complicated Psychology Of “Hitting Rock Bottom” By Megan Grant Life’s greatest moments wouldn’t exist without experiencing their …

Completely Quitting an Opiate Addiction

by William Weiss Opiate drugs are typically prescribed to people as a means of treating some form of acute pain. The natural effects that opiates have of …

Best Ways to Fight Temptation for Drug Addicts

by Ben Emerling Buried deep down in the subconscious of an addict is a voice saying “Go for it. It will be different this time.” My favorite analogy for …

Give Your Family the Greatest Gift This Year – Your Recovery

by Bill Weiss Drug and alcohol addicts are often given a specific stereotype. The truth of the matter is that an addict can be a successful business …

Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Have Reached Epidemic Proportions

by Dr. Dina Macaluso Drug abuse and addiction tend to be associated with street drugs and club drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. It’s …

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