Is Cross-Addiction Actually a Thing?

Is Cross-Addiction Actually a Thing?

What is cross-addiction? Is it a real condition? The short answer is, yes. Cross addiction has an official medical term – Addiction Interaction Disorder, and it describes when an individual has more than one interlinked addiction.
The most common cross addictions are with drugs and alcohol. For instance, an alcoholic might be out for a drink, and someone offers them a bump of cocaine. The alcoholic who is typically feeling slow […]

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Don F., Omaha

I am honored to give my recommendation to those considering “I Got Sober” and sincerely hope this helps others. I knew immediately I had found the program for me the first time I spoke to Leo, because he had been through it. There was no BS and it was just an open and honest discussion from the heart, and something about it just told me he ‘got me’ in a way […]

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Making Amends vs I’m Sorry: Recovery Difference

Making Amends vs I’m Sorry: Recovery Difference

The best way to illustrate the practical difference between making amends vs I’m sorry is by using what we’ll call the restaurant analogy. Let’s imagine that you are visiting a fancy restaurant. You order a big, juicy, rare steak – and you’ve been looking forward to this steak for months by the time you get a chance to sit down at the restaurant for a booking.
When it’s time for your […]

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Abstinence & Recovery

Abstinence & Recovery

Words carry a lot of power, especially to anyone who has battled substance, gambling or sex addiction. Most support groups are aware of how certain things can turn people right back to a relapse, and how some “trigger words” can entice addiction back to life and are best avoided in the context of therapy and support networks.
Are you a recovering addict, or are you committed to be an abstaining one […]

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Kelly J.L. Raleigh, NC

The decision to reach out for help is hard, embarrassing, and extremely difficult. When I was introduced to Leo, he immediately took me under his care and has been devoted to my recovery ever since. Working with IGotSober is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Leo helped me find the right resources for medical care that immediately sent my road to recovery in the right direction.
I’ve been […]

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Recovery Coaching For Addiction Treatments

Recovery Coaching For Addiction Treatments

What is Recovery Coaching or Addiction Life Coaching?
Addiction life coaching, also known as recovery coaching, is a form of strength-based behavioral health support for someone who has a substance use disorder or is in recovery. It’s a way to change a person’s life by altering their thought process. Professional recovery coaches help an addict to make better life decisions and spend less time struggling. They can assist in many different […]

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Katy D. Testimonial

This program has really been working great for me. I was in and out of AA for over 5 years and maybe I just wasn’t ‘ready’ as we say in recovery. I know people get sober going to meetings but it just wasn’t me. Actually a lot of meetings I went to I’d wind up drinking afterward, and I know I’m responsible for my actions but I’m just saying. And […]

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Mick M. Testimonial

I am a former law enforcement officer and went through a lot of really heavy stuff, and I turned to to alcohol to escape all my issues. I really just shut down and used alcohol to cope with pretty much everything in life after awhile. I went through two inpatient programs and an intensive outpatient but they just didn’t seem to stick. I was ok for awhile and then it […]

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One Drink Is Too Many A Thousand Not Enough

One Drink Is Too Many A Thousand Not Enough

The old AA adage: “One drink is too many a thousand not enough,” refers to the fact that alcoholics who are sober are assumed to return to their evil ways after even a small slip (known as a relapse). This notion is meant to warn AA members to resist temptation lest they find themselves right back where they started. Or worse.
Most research into sobriety considers a person a success only if they remain […]

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Dealing with Denial

Dealing with Denial

Millions of people are affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Not only does it affect those who are abusing and addicted to substances, but it also affects their loved ones.
If someone you love has a problem with drugs or alcohol, there’s no doubt that you want them to get the help that they need. However, you can’t force an addict to get help; they have to want to be helped. […]

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