What is Sex Addiction?

What is Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction is a taboo topic for many people, but it is important not to pretend that it doesn't exist. By understanding sex addiction a little better, you can help yourself or others around you who might suffer from this disorder. What is...
How to Avoid Getting 13th Stepped

How to Avoid Getting 13th Stepped

Alcoholics Anonymous and other similar recovery programs tout the effectiveness of the 12 Step Program, designed to help people learn to cope with their addictions one day at a time. From step one, admitting your powerlessness over your addiction,...
Heroin mix takes more than 80 lives in recent weeks

Heroin mix takes more than 80 lives in recent weeks

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. -- On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin. Hours later, the man was found dead...
Make it Till Midnight – One Day at a Time

Make it Till Midnight – One Day at a Time

I will never forget it... This man I hardly knew, telling me "You can't drink, ever, for the rest of your life." This guy doesn't know anything about me. I'm only 23. How is he going to tell me something like that? I know that I have some...
How to Get Sober

How to Get Sober

Suffering from an alcohol addiction isn't easy. If you're ready to make a positive change in your life, you could be wondering how to get sober. Although the idea of never drinking again might seem overwhelming and even a bit upsetting, however,...
Why Do People Abuse Drugs or Alcohol?

Why Do People Abuse Drugs or Alcohol?

Why would anyone abuse drugs? (Source: DrugAbuse.GOV): Research has shown that people generally take drugs to either feel good (i.e., sensation seekers or anyone wanting to experiment with feeling high or different) or to feel better (i.e.,...
These People Don’t Respect my Sobriety

These People Don’t Respect my Sobriety

I came across the story on the STOP DRINKING section in Reddit. I really this we could share our advice on this matter. ...to other people. I have previously posted here about having a difficult time with my professional circle after I quit...
Managing Withdrawal – Introduction to Series on Managing Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal

Managing Withdrawal – Introduction to Series on Managing Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal

Withdrawal by definition means to take out, to terminate, to retreat from, to cancel, to eliminate, or to discontinue use of.  All of these definitions literally mean to stop a behavior.  In dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, withdrawal also...
What is the Future of Recovery??

What is the Future of Recovery??

As Bob Dylan once said "The times they are a changin". This song brought a lot of unease to the older generation at the time. Why? Because change is scary, especially when you're in a nice comfortable routine that works for you. But things are...
Philip Hoffman found Dead from OD

Philip Hoffman found Dead from OD

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday morning, cops said. A personal assistant found...
What I learned from OxyContin – A Story of Freedom

What I learned from OxyContin – A Story of Freedom

We recently published a blog featuring Macklemore. It was a quick series of video's in which Macklemore talks about his past drug use, and a few of his experiences. In the first video, Macklemore discusses his experience with oxycontin. He says that...
Last Night’s Twitter Chat with Ken Seeley

Last Night’s Twitter Chat with Ken Seeley

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Macklemore Interview with MTV

Macklemore Interview with MTV

Get More: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MTV Shows Get More: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MTV Shows Get More: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MTV Shows A short interview Macklemore did with MTV U. It is a candid and straight forward...
The Flower Story…

The Flower Story…

During my active addiction... I faced serious criminal charges for various felonies. The last time I was arrested, I remember the police officers telling me that I was facing charges on 5 different felonies. I didn't even know with what I was...
She Called me a Dreamer…

She Called me a Dreamer…

My mom always called me a dreamer. She called me a believer, but not in the ways you would think. My head was in the clouds and I dreamed of fancy hotels with an abundance of drugs, I believed in death... and I wasn't scared of it. It was never...
The Life of an Addict

The Life of an Addict

My clean date is August 10th 2013. On august 9th I wanted to die, I was packing my bags to head to treatment or the third time in less than a year. I was done; I had reached the lowest point of my life 21 years old and ready to just throw in the...
The Dangers of Xanax Withdrawal

The Dangers of Xanax Withdrawal

When many people think about addiction issues, they often think of alcohol or street drugs. Prescription medications are becoming more and more prone for abuse, however, and Xanax poses a problem for many users. If you or someone you care about...
Picking Yourself Back up after a Relapse

Picking Yourself Back up after a Relapse

If you have been struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you know how difficult it can be to kick a habit for good. If you have recently gone through rehabilitation but have relapsed, you might be wondering what to do next. You shouldn't give...
Seminole County Deputies Arrest 4, Seize Nearly 800 Packages of Synthetic Drugs

Seminole County Deputies Arrest 4, Seize Nearly 800 Packages of Synthetic Drugs

The Seminole County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office announced today that four people were arrested in connection with the selling of illegal synthetic drugs.  The arrests occurred at two convenience stores and two liquor stores where 795 packages of...
Finding the Right Addiction Treatment for you Child

Finding the Right Addiction Treatment for you Child

Realizing that your child has an addiction problem can be frightening and highly upsetting. You probably already know how much of an impact drug or alcohol addiction can have on your child's life, and you might be wondering, "How can I find...