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What is Guest Blogging?

For some time now we’ve enjoyed reading posts from some very brave Addiction bloggers out there in the online blogosphere. Some of the journal entries we have come across detail the struggles addicts (and their loved ones) come across so clearly that the sharers have created online pseudonyms to keep their identity anonymous. This got us thinking about sharing some of the addiction blogs we are partial to; for your journey to Sobriety. It doesn’t really matter where you are in that journey or if you’re just here to support someone else on their journey.

The Dangers of Being a Casual Heroin User

Most people consider all levels of heroin use to be a problem. However, not every heroin user has a full-blown dependency on the substance. Some users are able to walk the line between recreational use and addiction for a while. That said, casual heroin use, or chipping, carries quite a few risks.

Commemorating Your Sobriety

An important part of recovery is commemorating sobriety milestones. Acknowledge steps along the path to health with these suggestions for the first five milestones in a person’s sobriety.

You’ve Relapsed. Now What?

There you are waking up to the reality that you’ve relapsed. You’ve drank or used a drug and now you’re left hanging your head in regret. You really wanted to stay clean and sober but now you’ve gone and relapsed. What should you do? Give up and start using consistently again? Or own up to your slip and get yourself back into recovery pronto? The best choice is the latter, read on for more information about next steps to take after relapsing.

Building a Support Network

Support networks are vital to recovery. If your world used to consist of people you drank and used with, it is time to surround yourself with positive energy and real support. This new safety net could include friends, family, 12-step groups, health professionals, or all of the above. Consider the following when getting your support network into place.

Signs of a Heroin Addiction

Watching a loved one struggle with an addiction can be incredibly difficult. Many times you feel conflicted because you want to help him, yet he may refuse help of any kind. Your heart breaks for the pain he may be going through and you worry about his well-being. All of this is quite normal for those in your shoes.  

Telling People About Your Sobriety

You’ve decided to quit drinking and using, so the hard part’s done, right? Yes and no. This is the start of a new way of life. With that comes changing how you interact with people.

The old you that would drink, drug, and cause trouble is gone. How to explain the change to friends, family, and loved ones? Read on for things to consider when you're thinking about telling people you are getting sober.

 

Dangers of Untreated Addiction and Abuse

Perhaps you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, yet you have the ability to function each day by going to work and take care of your duties.

You might not think that your untreated addiction is harming you, but chances are the longer you ignore your addiction, the more apt you will suffer some mental, emotional, and physical consequences of your addiction. Let’s take a look at this topic further today.

 

6 Inspirational Movies about Addiction & Recovery

One thing people in recovery need is new activities! Keeping free from boredom may very well be life-saving if it means avoiding relapse. Movies are a great way to pass the time. And what better movie than one with a message of hope about recovery from

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