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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Make it a Goal to Recover

Goals allow us to decide what we want, and how we are going to get there. Overcoming addiction is essential to becoming you again. It is not easy, but dividing that goal into smaller steps can make it achievable and put you in the right place to start recovery. Make recovery a goal today. You […]