How a Recovering Addict Can Use Decision-Making, Life Skills, Personal Ethics, and Other Tools for Staying Sober
Life in recovery can sometimes be difficult and challenging. But the struggles of life in general are why recovering addicts need to have the tools for staying sober.
Music Festivals and Raves: Drug Use, Health Risks, and Trying to Have a Good Time In Spite of It All
Music festivals, raves, EDM (electronic dance music) concerts, and live concerts are growing in popularity. According to Billboard , thirty-two million people go to music festivals in the U.S. at least once a year.
The holidays can be a stressful time. We get it. Gifts, close family members, extended family, in-laws, work parties, church events, Christmas cards, decorations, emotions, memories, it all combines every year around December, and it tends to have mixed effects on all of us.
When recovering addicts explore the prospect of getting off of drugs and alcohol, they can usually only think as far into the future as getting into and through a drug and alcohol rehab center.
One of the most misunderstood factors of drug and alcohol addiction recovery is that getting off of drugs and alcohol is a journey, it is an ongoing quest, a lifetime adventure that one will continuously work on.
Let’s have a very intimate, significant, heart-to-heart discussion about drug and alcohol addiction, and what it takes to get recovered off of drugs and alcohol.
The United States is in the midst of a pretty terrible health crisis, and it’s not what most people might think of when they think of a “health crisis.” In the morass of cancers, smoking, obesity, diabetes, ALS, Autism, and all of the other 21st-century health problems that are highly relevant, there is yet another health issue that is potentially more dangerous than all of the above health problems.
According to research, approximately one-hundred million Americans suffer from some form of regular, recurring pain problem. That is almost one-third of the entire population of the United States.
I was 15 years old in 1967. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles played constantly and the hippie lifestyle was in full swing. Drugs, especially pot and hashish were omnipresent…