Recovery and Patience Recovery can’t be something you rush. You can’t just enter rehab and expect to be “cured” in 30, 60 or 90 days. You have to work toward it one day at a time. This is something that the members of the band Green Day are learning. Front man Billie Joe Armstrong entered
Fall into Change September marks the beginning of the fall season. If you’re lucky enough to live in a place where you get all four seasons, you will see the leaves change colors and it will get cooler. What you may not have known is that September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
Having trouble with sleep is not uncommon for those who are in recovery. Sleep issues may have been present prior to addiction or may have been a contributing factor to the development of addiction. Regardless of how or why the sleep issues developed, the presence of it has a terrible impact on an individual. Sleep
Chapter 9 is a group for couples in recovery. This is a fellowship for couples who have experienced addiction firsthand and understand the importance of individual recovery and couples recovery. Addiction impacts all persons involved: those who are using and those who are not. Therefore everyone needs a program of recovery and Chapter 9 offers
Celine Dion’s photographer, Laurent Cayla, is in recovery and is publishing a book about Dion’s family with her blessing. Dion spoke to Cayla about his substance addiction issues by giving him some kind words instead of harsh confrontation. Dion touches a cross Cayla had around his neck and in passing states, “I know you will
One of the hardest things to do is forgive. It is extremely difficult for someone to forgive if they have never been taught how to. The inability to forgive will breed bitterness, resentment, and hate. These are qualities that are not compatible with your recovery program and could lead to a relapse. It is still
In the beginning stages of recovery from addiction it is necessary to make sobriety a priority above all else but after a while if the proper steps are taken the actions necessary to stay sober will fit into someones life.
No matter how long someone has been in recovery from addiction it is always helpful to use the following tips in order to help ensure sobriety.
I was absolutely incapable of living a meaningful and productive life and alcohol helped to numb that fear and drown the self-doubt.