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Sober Dating

Dating while sober can present all kinds of challenges. For some people, social anxiety and fear of rejection are what led to addiction in the first place. Dating is often where these fears are most intense. Sooner or later your date will ask why you don’t drink. Will it be a deal-breaker when you sayRead More

Courage Gives You Confidence

Getting clean can be a scary time. First, you have to admit you have a problem. Then you have to go through detox, which might be awful. After that, the long road of recovery begins. You might have to spend some time in an unfamiliar place, with unfamiliar people, talking about uncomfortable subjects. When youRead More

When Do I Intervene in a Loved One’s Drug Use?

When it comes to intervening in a loved one’s drug use, sooner is better. The longer the use continues, the more likely it will become a serious addiction. As long as the addiction continues, the addict’s work and family life will suffer, her health will deteriorate, and when she finally does get treatment, detox willRead More

Detox Will Help You Stay Sober

Detox will help you get sober, which is the first step in staying sober. Withdrawal symptoms can be painful or even dangerous and they often drive people to relapse even before recovery has really started. Detox will get you through the difficult initial stage in which your body is getting rid of the drug. ThisRead More

8 Ways to See the Good in the World on a Dark Day

It feels like we’re always surrounded by bad news and political hysteria. Even if you try to avoid bad news it always manages to seep in. As a great man once said, “When you’re chewing on life’s gristle, don’t grumble; give a whistle, and this’ll help things turn out for the best.” Cute animals. HumansRead More

The Lie of Manageable Addiction

Among the many lies addicts tell themselves is that their addiction is manageable. Sure, they may have an addiction, but it’s under control and they can continue to function more or less normally for as long as they keep it controlled. There is a kernel of truth in it. After all, addicts are often veryRead More

This Can Be Your Last Time in Detox

Detox is not fun. You will likely experience anxiety, nausea, sweating, shaking, and cravings. Or it could be worse. You might have bad withdrawal, which could include fever, confusion, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, or hallucinations. You may lie in bed totally miserable and think that if you could just use again, all this would stop. It’sRead More

What are the Best Ways to Stay Busy During Detox?

Detox, to some extent, is just waiting. Having the proper care will make detox as short as possible, but your body still needs time to get the drugs out of your system. This usually takes about a week. During that week, you want to stay as busy. For one thing, staying busy helps keep yourRead More

4 Ways Life Will be Better in Recovery

Detox and treatment for addiction can seem daunting. Detox can be painful and treatment requires courage. Recovery requires a daily commitment. Why go to all this effort? What’s the payoff? You may be considering treatment because addiction has made you and your family suffer and you don’t want things to get worse. Don’t forget thatRead More