Going to treatment and handling addiction is one of the hardest things a person will ever do. What makes treatment so difficult is the idea of facing one's own demons instead of running from them or drinking or drugging them away. The following is an amazing story from one of our recent graduates who was able to do just that.
Let’s face it—sobriety isn’t always easy. Although it is extremely rewarding, if we are being completely honest, sometimes it can be hard. On the same note, being a parent isn’t always easy either, and although it is also extremely rewarding, sometimes being a mom can be really hard too.
Stress, we all have it and it’s something we all have to learn how to deal with one way or another.
It’s a common story. Your loved one whose addiction has been a major source of stress, anxiety and sleepless nights is finally in treatment and some of the fear you have been experiencing has finally gone. For the first time in a long time, you can take an hour or two to relax.
I had to break to become stronger. I had to lose myself to find out who I really was. I had to fall to rise back up. I had to fight in order to find peace. Somewhere in elementary school, my days began to become clouded with anxiety.
Are you struggling with the decision of getting sober? Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if you are ready to make a change. Is your drinking or drug use no longer enjoyable? Let’s be completely honest, in the beginning, drinking and drug use don’t always have negative consequences.
It’s that time of year again, the Holiday season is upon us. For many this is a time of joy and celebration, for others, it is a time of stress and frustration. Either way, there is often drinking involved, so how does one get through this season without drinking? It may not seem easy, especially if you are still in early recovery but not only is it possible, it is also the best way to experience the season.
I wish I could tell you that it would be pain-free, that it wouldn’t be hard and that you wouldn’t have to fight for it. I wish I could, but I can’t because if I did it would be a lie, I know because I’ve been there. Recovery is not always easy.
Love is a beautiful thing, if you find someone that will stand by you hug you and hold you tight or give you a swift kick in the rear end when you need it then you are truly blessed.
Extra resources are just one of the many benefits of living a sober lifestyle. From all the money that is saved from not using drugs and alcohol to all the extra time you’ll find from not being high or hungover you can learn to really start living life to the fullest.