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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Recovering from an addiction can be very difficult. One important and common pieces of advice given to addicts who are early in the recovery process is to wait for a period of time before they enter any type of romantic relationship. It is often recommended to wait at least a year. There are several reasons why a person should wait at least this long before they try to be involved […]
If you’ve ever been through the road from addiction to recovery, you’ll know that it’s not as much one long journey as it is several smaller ones – and these smaller journeys involve the recovered addict taking things day by day as they happen.
Then there’s the ever-dreaded relapse that’s often sold to addicts as something to accept as part as recovery – but the question has to be asked as […]
Addiction and codependency are two conditions that commonly occur together. Because of this, they have to be treated as a unit – and if they’re not, the addiction can simply recur in the form of a relapse in a few weeks, months or years after recovery.
Have you battled through an addiction and would like to know how codependency are related, or would you like to know how the potential link […]
The pink cloud is a term that stems from the Alcoholics and Addicts Anonymous sobriety networks, and it’s one of the most common feelings that the majority of recovering addicts will experience during their recovery period. It’s the first year after sobriety, and the pink cloud can often feel like its own high without the addiction present, but it can be just as dangerous as the addiction itself.
Coming Off the […]
Making the decision to choose sobriety over drug and alcohol use is extremely difficult. When you are addicted to these substances, the road to recovery can be extremely hard. If you have decided to quit using, but your partner has not things can be a bit tricky. You cannot make your mate choose to become sober with you. However, it is important for you to stay true to yourself. If […]
The holiday season is certainly joyous, but does come with a lot of stress. Trying to juggle the shopping, busy schedules, and visiting with friends and family that can charge emotions, and it’s not unusual for those who are battling addiction disorder to feel the urge to use alcohol or drugs as a way to cope. Add to that the fact all of the social events that occur, the temptation […]
Hi, my name is Ben. I am 31 years old born in Omaha, Nebraska. I am currently 7 months clean after 16 years of drug addiction. Thanks to I Got Sober with their BioCorRx program helping me on this brand-new journey. If you’re reading this fighting a war with your addiction, please take the time to read this through. Where there is life, there is hope. I promise.
My drug use has engulfed my life […]