Learning to Deal with Life in Recovery

There’s a common misconception that addiction is solely about a person’s drug and alcohol abuse. In reality, the alcohol and drugs are merely a symptom of the overall problem. If all it took was a eliminating drugs or alcohol from a person’s life to cure addiction, then everyone would stay sober after going through a detox program. In order to truly recover from addiction, a person must begin to change their thought process when it comes to dealing with life, which is what...

The Importance of Having Fun in Recovery

The disease of addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful, and it will do whatever it can to keep you in the cycle of your drinking or using. One of the most common reasons a person doesn’t want to get sober is because they believe that it’s impossible to have fun in recovery. The brain is doing whatever it can to justify and rationalize your using by creating delusions of the life that you’re living. In reality, there’s nothing fun about being a slave...

Why Young People Experiment with Substances

A young person’s need for attention and fitting in can often lead to substance abuse and addiction. Being young seems like it’s a carefree time in a person’s life, but it can be highly stressful. Just being in high school can cause a young person to worry about academics, cliques in school and young romance. One common thing that young people lack is experience, and due to a lack of brain development, they are impulsive and think act on what they think is...