Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

Helping others helps those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction heal from their wounds Addiction is by its nature a self-centered disease. Those who struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol are consumed by the desire to use drugs or...
3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

Sobriety partners are those who understand your journey and know what it takes to live life without alcohol by Melissa Riddle Chalos Getting and staying sober from alcohol or drugs like oxycodone requires a lifetime commitment to a one-day-at-a-time...
What to Do After Treatment for Benzos

What to Do After Treatment for Benzos

Adopting healthy habits is an important part of all addiction recoveries Benzodiazepines (benzos) are a class of drugs that treat anxiety, seizures and insomnia. These drugs work by calming neurotransmitters in the brain that have become over...
Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

No matter where you are on your recovery journey, you may always be tempted by the sight and smell of alcohol Living a life of recovery from drug or alcohol addiction requires a lifetime commitment to a day-to-day journey. As with other journeys in...
The Role of Continuing Care in Recovery

The Role of Continuing Care in Recovery

Support groups, continued counseling and 12-Step programs all augment sobriety efforts The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines addiction as “a complex illness characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with...
Physical Activity, Staying Busy and Living Sober

Physical Activity, Staying Busy and Living Sober

Both physical and mental health are highly important for one to achieve and maintain his sobriety When addicts give up on their addictions, they embark on exciting yet scary journeys. They start to experience amazing things when they start to get...
Six Steps to Returning to Your Career After Recovery

Six Steps to Returning to Your Career After Recovery

Six Steps to Returning to Your Career After Recovery Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic, or medication that reduces pain, and is primarily used to relieve pain from injuries, arthritis, cancer and many other conditions. Oxycodone, which is similar to...
Navigating the Challenges of International Travel While in Recovery

Navigating the Challenges of International Travel While in R

Although international travel can be fun and enriching, it comes with its own unique set of stressors Stress damages a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. The amount of stress someone experiences on a daily basis is not as much an issue as how...
4 Reasons It’s Important to Know How You’re Feeling After Treatment

4 Reasons It’s Important to Know How You’re Feeling Afte

After rehab ends, take stock of how you feel physically and emotionally to recognize the signs of relapse Taking stock of how you are feeling physically and emotionally is like making a grocery list: if you do not know what you need, then chances...
Asking Yourself Questions to Maintain Sobriety

Asking Yourself Questions to Maintain Sobriety

It’s necessary to be aware of thoughts and desires when living a sober lifestyle Thoughts lead to actions. A willingness to manage thoughts and be honest about drug cravings can put a rapid stop to a thought cycle heading toward drug or alcohol...

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