Understanding the 12 Steps Part 2

Last week we discussed the first six of the AA’s 12 steps (in case you missed it, check out the blog post here).  This week, we will be discussing the final six steps.  Read on to learn more.   7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Once you are ready, turn...

Understanding the 12 Steps Part 1

If you are a recovering addict, there is no doubt that you have heard of the twelve step process.  It is used by Alcoholics Anonymous, many treatment centers, as well as most private support groups.  If you are curious about the twelve steps, but don’t fully...

Mental Illness and Drug Use

It is common for mental illness and drug use to go hand in hand.  While mental illness does not cause drug use, (nor drug use cause mental illness) it does put individuals at a higher risk for using.  Read on to learn more about the link between mental illnesses and...

Nutrition to Fuel Your Recovery

Proper nutrition during addiction recovery is essential for giving your body the nutrients it needs as it continues to heal, and for increasing your overall sense of wellbeing. So much of recovery is about creating a wholesome, fulfilling lifestyle that replaces...

Addiction Ruins the Brain’s Reward Process

Addiction, as we have come to accept in recent times, is a mental disease. This means that few scientific endeavors in the field of addiction are as valuable as researching the effects that certain illicit substances can have on your brain. Since embarking on this...