1o Red Flags of Alcoholism

 Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of people in the United States alone. As a progressive illness, alcoholism usually starts off as having a couple drinks here or there, or hitting the parties every once in a while. Although some people can do this and not become addicted to alcohol, others are more prone to addiction and can become an alcoholic without even realizing it.

Ways to Stick to Your Goals and Stay Sober in 2014

 2014 is here! It’s a brand new year full of amazing potential. Many people make New Year’s Resolutions, which is a fantastic idea to kick off a new year. The problem is that most people forget about their resolutions within a few weeks of making them. It might be more advantageous to have a “goals list” all year round and not necessarily focus it around the New Year. Making your focus on achieving your goals a lifestyle will certainly do you good!

Exclusive Interview with Aaron Sheppard: Author of “Of Gods, Angels and Kings”

 Aaron Sheppard recently wrote and published a book that’s a memoir of his experiences with drug and alcohol abuse. His memoirs are one of the most inspiring addiction recovery stories with tales of hitting a rock-bottom that sounds as low as one can get. This story will take you through his journey to the bottom, back up through recovery and becoming the man he always wanted to be.

How You Can Regain Self-Worth

 Coming into a recovery program takes a lot of courage. I know. It took me falling flat on my face time and time again and finally getting to a point where I just didn’t have an ounce of energy left to do anything. I was done; so tired, in tremendous pain, shame, fear, and apathy. I remember trying so hard to come off as this strong, independent, successful woman when I first hit treatment because I didn’t want anyone to know how hollow I was inside.

A Little Bit About Drug Triggers

 When it comes to trying to stay clean, I learned early on in my recovery that I had to do my best to stay away from triggers that made me want to use in a huge way. A trigger is simply a thought, thing, place, or person that causes you to want to use. What may trigger me to want to pick up a drink might not trigger you at all. 

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