Alcohol Detox Infographic Shows Symptoms and Side Effects: Are You Really Going to Die If You Detox Alone? Chronic alcoholism is serious business and can actually kill a person who attempts to quit cold turkey. The severity of ones alcoholism will be the ultimate factor and...
One of the toughest parts of inpatient drug rehab besides battling the addiction is finding and keeping the motivation to keep pushing forward. Recovery can be exhausting on the individual in treatment. Like many things in life, it can be tough to find motivation. Once you find the drive, the tough task at hand can become more realistic. Everyone is different in regards to what motivates them. Take a look at these tips to see if you can find some motivation.
You decided to check into an addiction treatment center to become sober and healthy. Great News! Setting a date for admission to a rehab center is one of the best decisions you will ever make. Now that you’ve made the first step, now what?
"We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholic." In the book Alcoholics Anonymous, it states that this is the first step in our recovery. How I learned to concede was a long and tedious process of repeated attempts to regain some form of control and direction in my daily life, while enduring continued failures, and repeated disappointments to myself and those around me.
No one imagines having to deal with a loved one who is struggling with addiction. But the reality is that millions of people suffer from the disease, and it can happen to anyone. Many of today’s drug addictions start at the home medicine cabinet, not on the streets. We are now seeing hardcore substances like heroin pop up in affluent suburbs and impacting families that would seem most out of reach from addiction.
If you’re ready to enter a sober living home, perhaps you’re wondering whether to stay in your local area or whether to go out of state or even abroad. Of course, there are many types of sober living homes to choose from, depending upon your needs and financial condition. You can go to a facility that provides the bare minimum, making cost of treatment less expensive. Or you might want the luxuries of participating in a more expensive sober living home.
We know "The War on Drugs" isn't working and we need a new approach. A new report from the US Surgeon General’s office urging the government and health bodies to recognize substance abuse as a mental health issue, not a criminal one, might just be the answer.
We are all complicated individuals. Our psychological makeup varies substantially and significantly impacts every aspect of our lives. Thankfully today emotional difficulties are more widely shared, making it at least slightly easier to navigate the troubled waters of dealing with an emotional disturbance with someone you love.
The secret affinity between gambling and the desert: the intensity of gambling reinforced by the presence of the desert all around the town. The air-conditioned freshness of the gaming rooms, as against the radiant heat outside. The challenge of all the artificial lights to...
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara ever turned light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion—and...
How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway… And you can always, always give something, even if...
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty
We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be. There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
You’ve recognized a fundamental feature of an addict’s life. Maintaining your habit is so important you’ve no real interest in anything else.
Meaning doesn’t lie in things. Meaning lies in us. When we attach value to things that aren’t love – the money, the car, the house, the prestige – we are loving things that can’t love us back. We are searching for meaning in the...
What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
Every habit he’s ever had is still there in his body, lying dormant like flowers in the desert. Given the right conditions, all his old addictions would burst into full and luxuriant bloom.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never...
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing.