Don’t Let the Water Go Over Your Head

Addiction begins like you’re wading into the ocean before the storm. The sand feels nice and cool while the salty water laps at your feet. It seems peaceful and calm. As the winds pick up and the water starts to groan under the waves, you feel excitement and fear. Eventually, you are deeper in the […]

Time-Management Skills that are Particularly Effective for Addiction

Time Management Skills that are Effective for Addiction Recovery

Managing time can be a key aspect of addiction recovery. If you manage your time well, you can make sure that there are no empty time periods where it may be tempting to fall into bad, addictive habits again. Moreover, keeping yourself productive and busy means you are doing more than thinking about, wanting, and […]

How Can I Become a Better Me?

How Can I Become a Better Me?

We are born. We grow up. We go to school. We do the things we have to do, and over time, we tend to become better. It happens naturally as we make goals and strive to do things that will ultimately improve ourselves. If you don’t take the time you need to improve yourself, you […]

What Not to Do If Your Loved One is Struggling with Addiction

What Not to Do If Your Loved One is Struggling with Addiction

Being human is hard, but addiction brings in a whole mess of things to make it harder for everyone involved. It can be difficult to know how to treat a loved one struggling with addiction. What’s important, though, is to make sure you aren’t enabling their addiction by doing these things. 1. Do not look […]

6 Photos That Will Inspire You to Love This Life

6 Photos That Will Inspire You To Love This Life

In life, there are moments. More correctly stated though, moments make up life. Some things just cannot be captured, but some things can. Here are six photos that will inspire you, or simply remind you of some reasons that we can love this life. We may not see these things every day, but they are […]

5 Ways the Olympics are like Addiction Recovery

The Olympics just ended but we want to remind you that you can be strong like an Olympian. In many ways, addiction recovery is a lot like the Olympics. Olympics require strength. So does recovery. Both the Olympics and addiction recovery require strength. We say this over and over, but that is because addiction is […]

You Are Your Expectations

In some ways, life is all about expectations. You decide where you want to go, what you want to do, and what you want to be. You lay out what you expect and then you make decisions that lead you there. You may not always reach your goals, but what you focus on, what you […]

How to Keep a Positive Attitude in Addiction Recovery

Let’s talk about Mondays. Monday is a hard day for a lot of people. It typically means that the weekend is over, work has started up again, and there is another full five days until the weekend. It can be rocky. In addiction, it can seem like every day is Monday. There is a full […]

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Addiction?

Your loved one may be in danger. You do not know much about addiction, but you do know that someone in your life is behaving unusually. Perhaps your friend or family member is taking more risks, losing control, or simply acting suspiciously. Your loved one may have an addiction that is causing those behavioral changes. […]

How to Deal with Someone Addicted to Alcohol

Alcohol abuse can ruin lives. It damages relationships, families, and affects all aspects of someone’s life. If your loved one is addicted to alcohol, or any substance, it requires a great deal of strength to deal with them. Their addiction has most likely affected you and your family. However, you may be the best person […]