Category: Recovery From Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Just Say No

“Just say no”was Nancy Reagan’s answer to drug and alcohol abuse. I will be honest and say I have never put much stock in it. It may have worked for some young kids who like cutsey little phrases but in

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Pressing On Toward The Goal

The idea of pressing on toward the goal came to me when I was reading from the Bible: Philippians 3:13,14. The Apostle Paul is talking about the work he has done towards spreading the Word about Jesus. He speaks of

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Plant A Seed For Sobriety

If you plant a seed for sobriety you will mostly likely be rewarded with a flower or plant. It takes work as you water the plant and make sure it has the appropriate lighting and soil. It also takes time.

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Opiate Withdrawals

Opiate withdrawals are a journey into hell. If a person was to go through it once one would think that opiate addiction would be non existent. Unfortunately the need to feel high and the fact that our addiction tells us

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Enabling or Supporting

Am I enabling or supporting my child? This is a question many parents ask themselves when dealing with a son or daughter addicted to drugs or alcohol. I have never been a fan of “tough love”. I have always argued

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Suboxone Friend or Foe

Is Suboxone a friend or foe? Suboxone is a medication used to help with opiate addiction. Buprenorphine combined with naloxone is the chemical name for Suboxone. Another substance with the same properties as Suboxone is called Subutex. which also has

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The Hopelessness of Addiction

The hopelessness of addiction is sad to watch in someone. I was talking to one of my neighbors recently and he told me he had just left a rehab for his addiction about nine days ago and two days after

Out Growing Drug Addiction

Out growing drug addiction, is it possible? This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to a baby shower for my wonderful nephew’s wife. It was beautiful outside and as I strolled around the yard I began to think

The Value of a Support System in Sobriety

The value of a support system in sobriety is key for the addict or alcoholic. I am not referring to Alcoholics Anonymous or some other recovery group. I am talking about the people in our lives that help us on

Exercising Our Free Will

Exercising our free will is a gift that was given to us by God. Many people blame God for the mess the world is in and for the mess our lives are in. Alcoholics Anonymous suggests that the active alcoholic