HOW TO HELP SOMEONE ADDICTED TO OPIATES

More people are addicted to opiate painkillers and heroin than ever before in history. In 2016, there was an estimated 65,000 fatal overdoses in the United States alone and that number has been rising and will continue to rise until we take on a different approach to opiate addiction. So what do you do when someone … Continue reading HOW TO HELP SOMEONE ADDICTED TO OPIATES

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HOW PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN HELP YOU MANTAIN YOUR SOBRIETY

When a person uses drugs or alchol, their body often takes quite a beating. Over time, this can take a toll on their health which is often negatively affected. For me, while I still managed to look decent (the 15 pounds that I could never manage to loose prior to using was finally gone), from … Continue reading HOW PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN HELP YOU MANTAIN YOUR SOBRIETY

MY RECOVERY PROGRAM: HOW I GOT CLEAN WITHOUT REHAB

In my opinion, an addict isn’t done using until they know deep down in their core that they are DONE. Until a person reaches that point, that individual will continue to use. Period. Everytime that I went to rehab, I knew that I wasn’t done. Then, when I KNEW that I was done, it seemed … Continue reading MY RECOVERY PROGRAM: HOW I GOT CLEAN WITHOUT REHAB

HOW SMALL CHANGES CAN LEAD TO A LASTING RECOVERY

There’s no shortage of advice about addiction recovery. As always, what works for one person, may not work for another person. That is why a common piece of advice is to “fill your toolbox” with tools (meaning different actions that help people stay in recovery) and eventually you will find the right combination of tools that work … Continue reading HOW SMALL CHANGES CAN LEAD TO A LASTING RECOVERY