Men and Addiction

While addiction is not a gender specific disease, it does affect men and women differently. More men are diagnosed with chemical dependency (addiction) than women, although studies have yet to clarify whether this due to biology or society. The addiction community does acknowledge that men face unique gender challenges that make them more susceptible to […]

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Two Frogs in a Pail

Once, there were two frogs who ventured from their quiet little pond. They hopped, as frogs do, across their bank, through the woods, over the field, until they happened upon a barn. Now, the two had seen many things, but nothing quite like the barn. They hopped, as frogs do, all around. The pair climbed […]

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Why Get Professional Help?

Are you ready to quit drugs and alcohol? You can do it! With the professional help, can get you to into long-term recovery. Not convinced? Here are three reasons why professional help works. 1. It’s Really Difficult to Stay Sober So, you’ve decided get clean. Perhaps you are taking steps to reduce your use. Buying drugs […]

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Building Self-Esteem

One of the causes and consequences of drug or alcohol addiction is low self-esteem. Part of holistic treatment includes rebuilding that positive self-image.  Having that confidence in one’s own abilities and worth makes long-term recovery easier to achieve. During and after drug or alcohol rehabilitation, take an active role in building your teen’s self-esteem. These seven […]

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Why Giving Up Drugs is Bad

  “Knowing when you’ve had enough” requires a greater commitment, greater sacrifice, and greater resolve. Many people with addiction look at their lives from rock bottom and simply say, “enough.” They see drug and alcohol abuse as the cause of their problems, not a solution nor an outside occurrence. Those who say “enough” aren’t trading […]

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To Live in Recovery

  Oscar Wilde declared, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist. That is all.” He saw how so many people wasted their lives pursuing something that was difficult to obtain and easily lost. Instead, he implored his readers to do one thing: live. An active chemical dependence to drugs and alcohol […]

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Marijuana Guide

Marijuana has changed a lot in the past two decades, and research has revealed more about the drug’s effects. Knowing more about marijuana allows you to make an more informed decision on legalizing or using the drug for recreational purposes. We hope this guide will help you and your family better understand marijuana use, and […]

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Break Up with Your Friends

Entering recovery from addiction also means you need to break up with friends who are involved with drugs and alcohol. This may be a temporary separation from your party-going buds, or permanently leaving behind people in the thick of drug culture. It is hard to give up people who seem to care for you, but necessary. […]

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When Death Looks Appealing

Brett Young looked at himself and saw very little worth saving. Addiction had taken control of his life. His successful career did not matter to his addiction. His growing family did not matter to his addiction. The harm he caused to himself and others did not matter to his addiction. Brett knew his drug use was […]

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