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Did I Pick the Wrong Sponsor or Is It Me?

 If you’re in recovery and have a sponsor, there may be a time when you feel as if you chose the wrong type of sponsor for you. Maybe there is a personality clash or his or her tactics just aren’t what you need at the time. You may wonder if this is your fault but know that sponsor changing does occur in recovery and it’s alright. Most sponsors understand that not all personalities or mentor philosophies are a match.

Our Commitment to Recovery

Many people have questions about what will happen after they complete a treatment program. Whether seeking answers for themselves or loved ones, they wonder if recovery will work and if they will remain sober in the long run. The Pat Moore Foundation recognizes these concerns and places such a strong belief in the ability of the program to work, that a

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  • 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.

     

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