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10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love in Sobriety 13 Sep 2017

10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love in Sobriety

It is universally agreed that practicing self-love is a good thing, yet many people find this a difficult task to actually muster up in their daily life. This statement doesn’t just apply to those individuals in recovery, but actually relates…

Study Concludes Females are More Sensitive to Cocaine Than Males 13 Sep 2017

Study Concludes Females are More Sensitive to Cocaine Than Males

For years it has been said that females seemed to be more sensitive to cocaine than their male counterparts, and until now, this information was mostly anecdotal. However, a recent study performed by Dr. Paul Mermelstein and Dr. Robert Meisel…

Depression and Alcoholism 26 May 2017

Depression and Alcoholism

It is statistically proven that depression rates are higher among people who suffer from alcoholism and addiction. So much so, in fact, that there are entire treatment centers and rehabilitation facilities that are geared specifically towards people who suffer from…

Where’s the Line Between an Alcoholic and a Heavy Drinker? 18 May 2017

Where’s the Line Between an Alcoholic and a Heavy Drinker?

Until the day comes when we finally find ourselves gracing the seats of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, it can be easy to call other people alcoholics or to joke about being one without actually understanding what it means. I used…

What Drugs Don’t Show up on a Standard Drug Test 17 May 2017

What Drugs Don’t Show up on a Standard Drug Test

Before we get into the meat and potatoes of this topic, I would like to point out that I am writing this blog for informational purposes only, for parents, loved ones, and family members of people who are using. This…

General Guidelines You Can Expect in a Halfway House 12 May 2017

General Guidelines You Can Expect in a Halfway House

After deciding to change our path and transition into sobriety, one thing is for sure, we are going to be uncomfortable at times. It’s like learning everything for the first time. The one thing we know best, (using) is gone…

Why Controlled Drinking Never Works 12 May 2017

Why Controlled Drinking Never Works

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous puts it simply; “Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an alcoholic.” page 31. Yet, this is the common idea of the…

Selfishness; The Common Behavior in Addiction and Sobriety 5 May 2017

Selfishness; The Common Behavior in Addiction and Sobriety

There seems to be a common misconception that when one stops drinking and using, that we will out of nowhere become these perfect people. I think as alcoholics and addicts, we have an inner need for perfection, thus, this thought…

What’s the Deal with a Higher Power? 5 May 2017

What’s the Deal with a Higher Power?

Hello, I’m an alcoholic and I had a huge problem with God and the so called higher power when I first got sober. Sound familiar? Cool, you’re like me. Doesn’t sound familiar? Even better, you go! You might know the…

Willingness in Sobriety: The Key to Long-Term Success 28 Apr 2017

Willingness in Sobriety: The Key to Long-Term Success

If there’s one thing that I know for certain, it is that when I finally became willing to turn myself over to the program, my entire life changed. When the people in the rooms say that all we need is…

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