Addiction Help Articles

Welcome to Sober Nation’s collection of addiction help articles. As part of our selection of addiction recovery articles, you are sure to find plenty of helpful information about both drug and alcohol addiction. Our addiction help articles include tips on quitting different substances, early recovery advice, and more!

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Are You Ready to Get Sober?

Are You Ready to Get Sober?

Make no mistake about it... sobriety can be challenging. You know what else can be challenging? Being a junkie. Being a heroin addict is very challenging. My biggest fear when getting sober was that I wasn't going to have fun anymore. I know...
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,...
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...
Does Insurance Cover a Trip to an Addiction Rehab Center?

Does Insurance Cover a Trip to an Addiction Rehab Center?

If you or someone who is close to you has a drug or alcohol abuse problem, you probably know that professional treatment is one of the best ways to get help. Although rehabilitation can be a crucial step in getting better, many people never get...
Gearing Up for the Holidays

Gearing Up for the Holidays

The holiday season can be a difficult time for anyone, especially someone in recovery or new to recovery.  Aside from a schedule often riddled with trigger-filled parties, there is the added stress of money, work, and family this time of year....
Helping a Family Member Find Recovery

Helping a Family Member Find Recovery

Few things are more painful than watching a loved one suffer from an alcohol or drug addiction, and you might wish that there was a way to help your family member stop using for good. Fortunately, it is possible to help your loved one get the help...
Inpatient Drug Rehab Process

Inpatient Drug Rehab Process

Depending on which drug rehab you go to, the process can differ. In general, the inpatient drug rehab process follows a basic progression through treatment that’s similar at the majority of places. Here’s a look at the steps you can expect to...
Drug Cravings and What Triggers Them

Drug Cravings and What Triggers Them

Overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction can be a trying endeavor requiring plenty of patience and an overarching will to succeed. Actually, it can be downright miserable if you don’t know what’s going on inside your body.  Getting clean and...
What Steps do I Take for a Drug Intervention?

What Steps do I Take for a Drug Intervention?

If your loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, sometimes an intervention is a necessary and effective way to get them into treatment. If you want to perform an intervention, follow these steps. Intervention Pre-Planning In the...
How to be a Sober Girl

How to be a Sober Girl

Who wants to get sober, I mean really? Didn’t your heart sink when you finally realized you couldn’t drinkanymore and the ‘fun’ was over? Even though by the time you quit drinking it had stopped being fun a while back. Our culture has a...
Keeping the Finger off the Trigger

Keeping the Finger off the Trigger

Triggers: Things that can lead to a relapse A trigger is a place, person or an event that could lead someone in active recovery back into being an active user.  Triggers are things we are warned about early in recovery and can be both obvious in...
The Signs of Addiction:  A Guide

The Signs of Addiction: A Guide

The signs of addiction can be both explicit and more subtle.  While the signs of addiction are obvious for those who are in recovery, those signs may not be so apparent for family members and friends who are witnessing a loved one struggling with...
Coming Back From a Relapse

Coming Back From a Relapse

Coming Back From a Relapse Isn’t Easy For those who have relapsed after a period of sobriety, you know how difficult coming back from a relapse can be. Two and half years sober may not be a lot of time in the big picture, but it is a significant...
Online Cocaine Support Groups

Online Cocaine Support Groups

Here are a few excellent resources providing online cocaine support groups for cocaine addiction recovery. No actual endorsement or recommendation is intended by publication of this public information. Online 12 Step Approach - Cocaine...
Support Groups for Meth Addiction

Support Groups for Meth Addiction

Treatment for Meth Requires Support People grappling with methamphetamine addiction are certain to reach a point when they will need to reach out for help in overcoming use of the substance and in staying clean.  Really, the singularly best...

Support Groups For Prescription Drug Addiction

According to the online support group website, DailyStrength.org, 20% of all teens admit to having used a prescription painkiller recreationally. This number surpasses those who’ve routinely used illegal street drugs like crack cocaine, speed or MDMA. Due to the relatively easy access of prescription pain killers such as Oxycontin, Oxycodone or teenage drug of choice Vicodin, prescription pill addiction rates have skyrocketed during the first decade of the new millennium. Additionally,...
Online Support Groups For Alcoholism

Online Support Groups For Alcoholism

There are numerous websites dedicated to helping individuals battling alcoholism, as alcohol is one of the nation’s most abused substances. Drinking is a hallmark of American society and social drinking which develops into alcohol addiction is as...
What Addiction Rehabilitation Center is Right For Me?

What Addiction Rehabilitation Center is Right For Me?

Once you have decided to overcome addiction, a vital step in the process is to find the right addiction rehabilitation center that is best to meet your needs. A network of compassionate care professionals that reach out to you in an effective and...
Interview with Dr. Kevin Fleming – Grey Matters Intl.

Interview with Dr. Kevin Fleming – Grey Matters Intl.

Over the last few days... I have been speaking with Dr. Kevin Fleming. He specializes in Executive or "High Profile" addiction treatment patients. These executive patients are typically of higher social or financial status. Obviously, some his Dr....
Non 12 Step Ways to Get Sober

Non 12 Step Ways to Get Sober

The majority of residential addiction treatment centers use a 12 step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. AA and NA are very popular in the world of recovery, but they’re not the only way to quit using. There are many...