Category Archives: Recovery

  • What Is a ‘Dry Drunk’?
    Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

    What Is a ‘Dry Drunk’?

    The term “dry drunk” is used to describe an alcoholic who has stopped drinking, without entering treatment. A dry drunk has merely given up the addictive substance, but still suffers from the disease of addiction. With no program of...
  • The 7 Hardest Addictions to Break
    Monday, December 4th, 2017

    The 7 Hardest Addictions to Break

    Addiction is the result of several variable factors that conspire together: Our family history, our psychological and emotional well-being, our access to addictive substances, and the acceptance of drugs, alcohol, and certain behaviors in our social circle. Once we...
  • What Is Rational Recovery?
    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

    What Is Rational Recovery?

    Rational Recovery (R.R.) is an abstinence-based addiction recovery program, developed as an alternative to the spiritually centered 12-step model. Rational Recovery Systems, Inc., was founded in 1986 by Jack Trimpey, a recovered alcoholic and licensed clinical social worker based...
  • It’s Easier to Stay Sober Than it is to Get Sober
    Thursday, October 5th, 2017

    It’s Easier to Stay Sober Than it is to Get Sober

    The decision to enter rehab for an addiction typically comes after a great deal of loss and suffering. People struggling with substance abuse often wind up maintaining their habits as long as possible. Once the situation is no longer...
  • What Do I Need For A Job Interview Besides A Resume?
    Monday, September 25th, 2017

    What Do I Need For A Job Interview Besides A Resume?

                  Entering the workforce again after treatment for a drug and alcohol addiction feels like a whole new experience. For those who have extensive experience working and applying to jobs, it can still...
  • Coping with Changes in Early Addiction Recovery
    Friday, September 22nd, 2017

    Coping with Changes in Early Addiction Recovery

    Early recovery days are full of ups and downs as an individual gets used to the idea of being sober for possibly the first time in a long while. Even if a person is not new to addiction recovery...
  • Tips for Finding Emotional Stability in Recovery
    Friday, September 15th, 2017

    Tips for Finding Emotional Stability in Recovery

    The focus on sobriety and recovery tends to lean towards physical health. When a person with addiction quits using drugs or alcohol, emotional stability is of equal importance to staying healthy for the long term. As the body adjusts...
  • Addiction – What Can I Do To Stop Relapsing?
    Monday, September 11th, 2017

    Addiction – What Can I Do To Stop Relapsing?

    One of the important truths everyone who has faced addiction learns is that there is no cure. Addiction changes your life in ways that mean you will need to be aware of and manage your addiction even years after...