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How to Awaken Your Spirit in Addiction Treatment

When I first got to addiction recovery, I did not really feel as if I had any spirituality in my life at all. ...

Forgive Yourself and Start Your New Life in Sobriety

In order to succeed in addiction recovery you are going to have to forgive yourself. The problem that many struggling alcoholics and addicts face...

Finding Emotional Support in Early Addiction Treatment

If there is one thing that a struggling addict or alcoholic needs in early addiction treatment, it is emotional support. This is different from...

Saving Your Life with Inpatient Rehab for Addiction

You may believe that it is an overstatement to suggest that inpatient treatment can "save your life." I can assure that this is...

The Single Biggest Risk in Addiction Recovery

The biggest risk to sobriety used to be the good old fashioned resentment.   But this was before people in addiction recovery had significant lengths...

Could Opiate Addiction be Treated by Medical Marijuana?

Should we be attempting to treat opiate addiction by using marijuana? Is this a good idea? Should we be pushing struggling opiate...

Achieving Calm Serenity and Peace of Mind in Long Term Sobriety

If you want to achieve serenity and peace of mind in long term sobriety then you have quite a bit of work to do....

We may Finally be Seeing Relief from the Opiate Crisis

If you read the headlines in the United States lately, you are probably fairly overwhelmed by the massive opioid crisis that the nation seems...

How Successful Recovering Alcoholics Maintain their Sobriety

In order to be successful in alcoholism recovery, the struggling addict or alcoholic must turn their life around, build a foundation for recovery, and...

Smart Advice for Struggling Addicts or Alcoholics Everywhere

Let me give some general--but still very helpful--advice for struggling addicts and alcoholics. First of all, I think the most important question that...