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 […]
In the beginning I never saw my drug use as a problem, or for a second thought I was a drug addict. Then tragedy struck…death with loved ones up and close.I moved back home from school. With work and a steady income came the money to buy drugs and alcohol. The beginning of burying all the pain that was locked up inside. Just when I thought my life was bad […]
Recovering from alcohol or drug addiction is one of the hardest things that a person can do. It takes a great deal of time and effort plus a number of other tools such as:
medication to help with the withdrawal symptoms
therapy to deal with the mental and physical changes that have occurred due to addiction
support of friends and family
However, there is one thing that is most important than anything else and […]
A lot of people who are recovering from alcohol or drug abuse and addiction are afraid that they will relapse. That’s understandable. After all, you’ve worked so hard to get your battle with drugs or alcohol under control and finally feel like your life is coming together. In fact, after being in recover for a while, a lot of people wonder if they can go back to using just this […]
One of the reasons that people sometimes think is behind addiction is self-absorption. But is this actually true? There is actually been a fair amount of research to look into this question. What scientists have found is that self-centeredness is often a characteristic of people that are prone to addiction. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that self-centeredness is the actual cause of an addiction.
People in Alcoholics Anonymous will tell you […]
One of the things that you might hear from alcoholics and addicts once in a while is that they are functional. What this is intended to mean is that even though they might accept that they are addicted to drugs or alcohol, they are still able to live their lives just fine.
What the deeper meaning happens to be is that they believe that their addiction is not a problem. For […]
Admitting that you have a substance abuse problem and seeking help is very commendable. However, while you may feel like you have beat your demons after completing rehab, it’s important to be aware that there is a possibility that you will relapse. In fact, drug and alcohol abuse experts indicate that relapse is very likely.
Abstinence is key to avoiding relapse, but it isn’t enough to prevent it from happening. Being […]
When you love someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, there’s no denying that you want to help them. However, it can be hard to tell if you are actually helping them or if you are enabling their addiction.
The line between supporting & enabling is a thin one. Crossing it can mean the difference between actually giving your loved one the help that he or she needs and fueling […]
Did you know there is a significant relationship between anxiety and addiction? Understanding that connection can help facilitate healing.
According to a 2017 study published in the journal Psychiatric Services, more than 8.3 million American adults have depression and anxiety. Plus, the 2016 Surgeon General’s report on addiction notes that over 27 million people were abusing drugs and over 66 million were abusing alcohol in 2015.
Depression, anxiety, and addiction are on the rise, and […]