Humility has a reputation for a few misconceptions. Some people think humility implies humiliated, liked to the term mortified until they realize “humility” in the context of the serenity prayer, means to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things that we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. When we see ourselves for
Savannah’s Story August 18, 2015 was the day I packed my bags and left my home in Georgia, headed to treatment for my first (and God willing, my last) time. Little did I know, that morning would be the last time I would, to this day, abuse the drugs or alcohol I was so chemically
The point is, it does work. That saying you hear the group chant at the end of every meeting is true, “It works if you work it!” It works with a unique blend of principles, steps, meetings, service — mix a variety of portions that all come together like a home-made-with-love delicious, and savored meal.
My Journey to Addiction Recovery: Beth M. I grew up in South Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, in a good family. Drugs and alcohol were not part of my story at a young age, I actually got a pretty late start compared to many other stories that I hear. I just wasn’t exposed to it.
My name is Karrie. On November 13, 2013, around 7:00 PM I checked in to Stepping Stone Center for Recovery. I had finally got to a point where I knew my drinking and drugging had spun out of control and that I couldn’t change on my own. I had 4 children. Months before I knew
If you were to answer the question, “what is substance abuse?”, would you point to narcotics such as heroin or cocaine? You’re not alone. There are many who consider these substances to be the drugs that others abuse. However, did you know that this list should also include tobacco, prescription drugs, and alcohol? Understanding a
When you’re looking for alcohol poisoning treatment, you most likely need help for someone else. Alcohol poisoning is a potentially deadly condition that may occur by accident or because of a willingly self-administered overdose of alcohol. What should you do when you’re worried that a friend or family member has consumed a dangerous amount of
The New Face of Stepping Stone Center for Recovery By Karen Zaccour, Alumni Recovery Coach Stepping Stone Center for Recovery has been undergoing a face lift over the last 6 months. We adopted a new logo and this month patients will enjoy the newly remodeled sleeping quarters that will include 9 additional beds. No one
My Recovery Story: Tony S I’m in a house with no plumbing, no electricity, and sitting around a table with 4 or 5 people that I’ve never met before and fleas are biting me around my ankles. The only light coming from the room is from lighters flickering as they light the crack in the
Alcoholism is one of the most dangerous addictions. Oftentimes, people minimize the epidemic of alcoholism because there’s so much media attention around the opioid problem in the United States. Alcohol-related accidents and fatalities are still one of the leading killers in the United States. Many times this is because someone has an alcohol dependence that they