The Creative Theory of Addiction Recovery
This is a guest post from Patrick Meninga of the Spiritual River website. Since I first got clean and sober over 8 years ago, I have been creating a new life for myself. Talking about creation makes sense when I frame my recovery and how I have grown through the years, because it was always…
Addiction recovery help by replacement
It’s difficult, if not impossible, for addicts to eliminate the tendencies that drive them towards addiction. While at times destructive, is it possible to rechannel those urges to more constructive, healthy, and helpful behaviors and activities? We think so. Read on to find out how
Addiction stories: How I recovered from my addiction to crystal meth
By the time I was done with my addiction to crystal meth, I had racked up 4 arrests, 9 felonies, a $750,000 bail, a year in jail, and an eight year suspended sentence to go along with my 5 year probation period. Though I think education is important to keep getting the message out about…
About Addiction: Drug Information, alcohol safety, and Addiction recovery resources
You guessed it, another great piece detailing some interesting information about addiction from the corners of the world (wide web?). Enjoy, and remember to let us know if we’re missing some topics you’d like to see here! Drug Information and alcohol safety Drug.ie– Educating teens about drugs during the time of adolescence may be too…
About Addiction: Drug use, Addiction Recovery, and smoking
We’re back with our weekly post about addiction news and research. We’ve got harm reduction in Australia, heroin ads that don’t work, the impact of drug abuse on children, and more. Get your 30 seconds of education for the day. Using Drugs – Heroin, HIV, the law, and recovery The Australian– There is a state…
Addiction, exercise, recovery: A little less sweating, just as much addiction help!
contributing author: Katie McGrath We’ve talked quite a bit about the benefits of active habits, especially early in recovery when addicts are looking for things to do instead of drugs and alcohol. If you want to look at another blogger who supports the idea that replacing addictive habits is essential to recovery, you should check…
Is abstinence the only answer? Quality of life in addiction recovery.
Contributing author: Chelsea Crow Abstinence should not be the only standard by which we measure success in addiction recovery. There’s no doubt that for some addicts, full abstinence is necessary for recovery. Still, it would be hard to deny that even if they can’t stay completely clean, addicts who reduce their use substantially can see…