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.
The Stepping Stone team works hard to give patients the best care possible. That commitment to a successful recovery goes well beyond the initial residential rehab. Stepping Stone offers extended care and support through its alumni program. The team of certified recovery coaches wants to make sure that all alumni
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
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
For decades, drug use has been considered an inner-city problem. In reality, however, that trend is changing rapidly. With the legalization of marijuana and the rise of the prescription drug epidemic, drug use in the suburbs is an increasing problem that society can no longer ignore. Most Teen Heroin Users
Recipe for Recovery: Dos and Don’ts to Sidestep Disaster & 10 Tales from Chef Karen on Cooking up Trouble
Whether you’ve taken the suggestions in the rooms of an anonymous program or you haven’t, you may have a few interesting stories about people who try to “get” and stay sober. Karen Zaccour, our “Chef” for this recipe and Stepping Stone alumna, pours light-hearted humor over tales she’s heard over
There is an undeniable link between mental health conditions and substance abuse. While there are many reasons for this, the primary one is that patients self-medicate. Unfortunately, this tends to make things worse. Identifying dual diagnosis disorders can be the key to recovery. Nearly 10 Million People in America Have
By: Jen Suresh Beth, David, and Jen I am the sister of two heroin addicts. My sister Beth’s first dealer was her doctor, who prescribed her countless pain killers after she was in a car accident at age 23 that left half of her body broken. After the
Florida’s substance-use crisis continues unabated. The latest annual figures show that total drug-related deaths in Florida increased by almost 14 percent in 2015 over 2014. Especially alarming are the rising overdose deaths from heroin and fentanyl. Data for 2015 from the Florida Medical Examiners Commission shows that “occurrences of heroin
My Journey to Addiction Recovery: David M. David M. I grew up in a loving family, with my parents still being married over 40 years later. I was the youngest of three, with two old sisters; one being six years older and the other being 12 years older.