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...

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...

Your Resolution to Exercise Could Help with Addiction

More exercise is among one of the most common New Year’s resolutions made, and while for many it’s a matter of losing weight, it could actually help those facing addiction overcome their addictions, as well—all according to a new study at Johns Hopkins University. The...

Planning a Successful Intervention

A drug or alcohol addiction often isn’t difficult to spot if you know what to look for. And this means that friends or family members of an addict may need to intervene before it becomes too late to address the addiction. If you have a loved one who you think might...

Understanding Self-Medicating

Self-medication is a dangerous behavior that affects not only the individual, but also society in general as those surrounding the individual seek to help him or her address deeply-seated issues head-on. Understanding what motivates people to self-medicate can help...