Tag: recovery

  • When you fall… Failing at rehab and trying again

    When my life started seriously veering off track, a few of my friends sat me down and told me that they want to help me. At the time, drugs were paying my rent, and they literally offered me their couch to help me lower my cost of living. They were good friends and they really […]

  • How I cleaned up my act and dealt with my crystal meth addiction

    I keep referring to the fact that I don’t believe in quick fixes for addiction. My crystal meth addiction Partially, this is due to research I’ve been exposed to that shows changes in the brain that are very long lasting. As I’d mentioned in an earlier post about crystal meth use, it can take as long […]

  • Philadelphia addiction help – Long term social support seems to work

    Check out today’s article in the NY Times about a program in Philadelphia that is putting together a whole set of support structures to help addicts deal with life after drugs. At the center of the effort is the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center which offers groups, life-skills help, job training and more. The article focuses […]

  • Addiction stories – LSD addiction: AN LSD trip down the wrong path

    **DISCLAIMER: This post has been changed since its original content. Since I Believe the submitted story was fake, I’ve now made this a post about the possibility of developing LSD dependence** Many of my readers claim that LSD addiction does not exist. Well, They’re simply wrong. LSD dependence (the clinical term for addiction) is certainly […]

  • 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 […]

  • Surfing and exercise in crystal meth addiction recovery

    Hey everyone, I’ve already talked about the endless ways in which exercise can help addicts, especially in early recovery, fill the void left by their drug use (see here for some articles). This NY Times article follows Darryl Virostko, a world class surfer, as he attempts to incorporate surfing and surfing lessons into the rehabilitation […]

  • About addiction treatment – Genetics, the new recovery frontier

    Genetics are making their way into every facet of research nowadays, and addiction treatment is no slouch in that area. What is pharmacogenomics? If you haven’t heard of pharmacogenomics yet, you are sure to soon. The idea that medications affect individuals differently based on their unique genetic makeup has picked up a lot of steam […]

  • Always stay mindful – My different experience with recovery, addiction, and crystal meth

    One of the main features of addiction is, unfortunately, how insidious it is. Given everything I’ve been learning in the past 12 years about drugs, their abuse, and the people involved, I feel right in saying that most people don’t realize how far gone they are until it’s too late. I consider myself fortunate in […]

  • Links of the week

    Guess what? It’s that time again. Here are some posts by other writers that offer good help for addicts. I know I’ve been slacking on these, but I’ve simply had too many of my own cents to add. It happens often. Trudging the gentle path: Being an atheist in recovery Spiritual River: A new recovery […]

  • About addiction: Weed, early recovery, teens and alcohol, and robotripping

    We started this thread last week and I’m going to do my best to keep it up. Here are some links you may find useful on other blogs: The Addiction News Network – Brain damage in young adults who smoke weed Spiritual River – The usefulness of social support in early recovery Breaking the Cycles […]