MANAGING A CAREER IN RECOVERY

MANAGING A CAREER IN RECOVERY

When you’ve completed a drug or alcohol treatment program, you might feel on top of the world and ready to conquer anything. Unfortunately, the reality isn’t always so kind, and one of the first problems you’re likely to face is how to rejoin the workforce....
HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE AN ALCOHOLIC

HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE AN ALCOHOLIC

Do you drink frequently or in large quantities? Have other people tried to suggest that you have a problem, but you’re certain you have it under control? While it’s true that one can drink heavily on rare occasions without developing a dependence, many people are...
HARM REDUCTION

HARM REDUCTION

Many people with addictions either refuse to admit they have a problem or simply aren’t interested in getting sober. Although they may never agree to enter a treatment program or go to 12-step meetings, there are still some alternatives that can at least reduce their...
GUILT AND RECOVERY

GUILT AND RECOVERY

Many people, whether they are addicts or not, will deal at some point in their lives with remorse or sadness over actions that have hurt others. It may not be a pleasant feeling, but it’s important to face it head on without letting it consume you. Much like...
ALCOHOL MYTHS

ALCOHOL MYTHS

Unlike illegal drugs, many people believe that because alcohol is perfectly legal to purchase and consume, there’s nothing wrong with partaking as heavily and often as you like. This view that it’s safe leads to dangerous outcomes like drunk driving and alcohol...
THE DANGERS OF METH LABS

THE DANGERS OF METH LABS

There are several stories about meth labs catching fire or exploding, but even if these dangers are avoided, there still exists the danger of toxic exposure. Methamphetamine, or crystal meth, is cooked in homemade meth labs that are often found by police in homes,...