Addict's Guide to Daily Meditation

The Addict’s Guide to Meditation in Recovery


Addiction is a unique disease. Whereas other diseases tend to have a very specific set of effects, the effects of alcohol and drug addiction are not only physical, but also psychological, social, and even spiritual. Over the course of active addiction, individuals often experience deterioration of physical health and wellness, the degradation of behavior and […]


Getting Off Alcohol: Delirium Tremens vs. Alcoholic Hallucinosis


Over the course of human history, there have been a number of substances found or developed that have been consumed for a variety of purposes. Some substances were intended to be used for medicinal or surgical purposes while others were thought to induce a spiritual state. Alcohol, on the other hand, has been around for […]

Robin Williams: In Memoriam, In Recovery


Everyone will forever recognize that face: broad, angular, and always smiling. Although his face was iconic, it was eclipsed by the plethora of comedic voices for which he was known. Many fondly remember Mrs. Doubtfire from more than twenty years ago, which showcased the breadth of characters this great actor could evoke, from the cartoon bird […]

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The 3 Unique Stages of Recovery at an Alcohol Rehab Center


Addiction to alcohol, or alcoholism, is an all-consuming disease that profoundly affects every aspect of one’s life. No individual chooses to become an alcoholic; instead, a combination of biological susceptibility and environmental factors make one’s alcohol consumption especially dangerous. Over time, an individual who had been a social or casual drinker begins to consume larger […]


What to Expect at Your First 12 Step Meeting


It can be difficult to distinguish a substance abuser from a non-abuser. In fact, many individuals become substance abusers without realizing it themselves. However, as substance abuse and recreational intoxication become dependency and addiction individuals begin to experience a variety of physical health, psychological, and behavioral changes. Depending on one’s substance of choice, continuous substance abuse can […]

Oxford House

An Overview of the Oxford House Model


The disease of addiction causes a number of different, profound effects. Addicts experience the deterioration of physical health including the destruction of a number of bodily functions and organs, the decline of mental and emotional health, the damage or loss of important relationships, and a number of other effects that are the direct result of […]

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Why People Leave Addiction Treatment Early


The process of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is complicated, time-consuming, and takes a lot of individuals’ efforts. Although there are a number of individuals who complete a treatment program and remain abstinent indefinitely, the reality is that there are many who will require more than one round of treatment before a sober lifestyle […]

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Indiana Drug Rehabs: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly


The addiction epidemic is in full swing, both nationally and globally. Individuals are developing alcohol and drug dependencies at higher rates than ever before, making substance abuse a problem in even the smallest communities. Despite the prevalence and accessibility of addiction treatments nowadays, it’s still estimated that only one in every ten individuals suffering from […]


What Is the Florida Model of Addiction Treatment?


Years of research and study have led to the enlightened understanding of alcohol and drug addiction as a disease. More specifically, addiction is a chronic, progressive disease of the brain, causing individuals to obsessively, compulsively relapse back to harmful behaviors. Most commonly associated with substance abuse, addiction often begins as curiosity about recreational intoxication. However, […]

A Reason for Thankfulness

How a Gratitude List Can Help Your Recovery | A Reason for Thankfulness


Over the course of active addiction, individuals experience a variety of negative and profoundly harmful effects that occur as a direct result of their chemical dependencies. The effects of addiction manifest rather quickly with some of the earliest being physical in nature; individuals often experience changes in weight and personal hygiene while generally looking unkempt […]