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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recovery is Always Necessary, Even When Life is Empty

“Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.” — Jean Kilbourne   Did your addiction start like this? Did your loved one fall into despair because despair was already present? It doesn’t have to be that way. It takes pain and progression to realize it, but life […]

Understanding a Woman’s Nature Can Lead to Addiction Recovery

There are four key aspects to a woman’s intrinsic nature: emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. When you come to Annie’s House, you will see that we focus on these four aspects to elicit recovery. Emotional We want to identify your feelings so that you can be balanced and in control. You will learn to effectively […]

5 Reasons to Make Yourself a Priority

You need to make yourself a priority. Life is beautiful, but addiction can make that hard to see. You may not understand just how important you are, and just how vital it is that you take care of yourself. Here are five reasons why you, yes you, need to become a priority in your own […]

How to Separate Addiction and Emotions

As women, we understand that emotions are an integral part of who we are. Some of us accept it. Some of us don’t. But either way, emotions are there. And they make us just a little bit complicated. Now put addiction into that picture. Suddenly emotions and addiction are tag-teaming and it seems impossible to […]

Important Things to Find Out Before Choosing a Rehab Facility

The decision to go to a facility where you can rehab after drug or alcohol addiction is a big decision to make. It’s something that can impact you in both the short- and long-term, and not something you should take lightly. Before you commit to one facility, make sure you get all your questions answered […]

Why It Can Never Be Too Late for Rehabilitation

Living with substance abuse, it’s easy to feel helpless and abandoned. The worst part is that it forms a vicious cycle: the more helpless you feel, the more you push your loved-ones away. Without these people to help you, the more helpless you become. We at Annie’s House believe that there’s always a chance at […]