Drug & Alcohol Addiction Articles

Stepping Stone for Recovery wants to help you stay informed about the latest drug and alcohol news, different addiction treatment approaches, relapse prevention and how to improve your mental and physical health to promote sober living. Our articles will help you have a clearer understanding about the disease of addiction and more importantly, how to get help. We are dedicated to giving you the information you need to make an informed decision about entering addiction treatment.

 

 

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My Recovery Story: Tony S
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 15, 2016

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…

Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Cancer
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on September 4, 2013

Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Cancer For many, alcohol is a way to relax on weekends or unwind at the end of a busy day, while for others its use may be an addiction. Regardless of why a person drinks, that glass of wine or can of beer could mean an increased risk of…

U.S. Domestic Violence Centers and Shelters
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on August 12, 2013

U.S. Domestic Violence Centers and Shelters Domestic violence can happen to any person, at any time. While statistics show that a majority of victims are women, individuals of all ages, races, sexual orientation and socioeconomic statuses are affected. Men are also victims of domestic violence and often suffer similar physical and mental injuries inflicted by…

Coping with Stigma in Addiction Recovery
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on July 30, 2013

Coping with Stigma in Addiction Recovery When you think back on how you used to be in active addiction, it probably makes you cringe. You vow to work hard to never go back to that place again. Since you have entered recovery, you have made many changes in your life and within yourself. It’s a…

Toxic Friendships in Recovery
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on July 16, 2013

Toxic Friendships in Recovery When you were in active addiction, you were in a strange situation. You had friends, but at the same time you were isolated. Your addiction might have driven your true friends away because it was impossible for them to stand back and watch you destroy your life. You might think that…

Finding Happiness in Recovery
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on July 2, 2013

Finding Happiness in Recovery You have come to know a lot of people in different stages of recovery. Some are happy and doing well and some are not. It’s clear that alcohol and drugs don’t lead to happiness. If you went to alcohol and drug rehab, you learned that you used drugs to cope with…

All About the Drug Methamphetamine
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on June 17, 2013

All About the Drug Methamphetamine Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. Meth has some legitimate uses as a prescription drug, but most drug dealers make it themselves in labs, using dangerous chemicals and over-the-counter medications. This mix is transformed into meth and isn’t the same as the legitimate drug doctors prescribe. The chemicals used…

5 Truths Parents of Addicts Must Face
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on June 11, 2013

5 Truths Parents of Addicts Must Face All parents want the best for their children. From sending children to the best schools, sports programs or art and music classes, mothers and fathers sacrifice to give their children all the opportunities they didn’t have in life. Even though you may have laid out the opportunities for…

Adult Children and Addiction
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on May 29, 2013

Adult Children and Addiction If only you knew about addiction. If only you knew how to spot the signs. If only you knew how to stop it. As an addict’s mother or father, it’s hard to not place blame on yourself. Even if you have grown children, you still can’t help but ask: Am I…

Top 5 Dangers to Women’s Recovery
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on May 7, 2013

Top 5 Dangers to Women’s Recovery Being a woman in recovery is not easy. There are many challenges that can get anyone off track from their goals of sobriety and healthy living. Learning what to look for and how to approach each situation can mean relapse or success in sobriety. Bad Romance Getting into a…