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Questions Parents of Addicts Ask: Part One

With so many young people out there who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction, of course there are thousands of parents of addicts with more questions than they know what to do with. These parents may have close to no clue what the disease of addiction means, what their children are going through, and . . . . Continue Reading


5 Signs Your Roommate is On the Verge of Relapse

Relapse is never something that just happens by accident, it is a process that slowly but surely creeps its way into the life of someone who is in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol. If you are living with someone in recovery, especially for those in a halfway house, there are ways to try and spot . . . . Continue Reading


6 Signs You Are Artificially Creating Conflict in Your Life

Conflict can be described in many ways. There is emotional conflict, conflict of interests, or even constructive competitive conflict. But typically conflict is something that is damaging to both our own mental health as well as the relationships and values we hold as most important to us. Some say that all conflict comes from somewhere . . . . Continue Reading


9 Signs You Need Inpatient Drug Treatment

Substance abuse and addiction are not the kind of problems we can address with a quick fix. People often think the only issue for them is putting down the substances they abuse for long enough to get past any physical dependency. A detox facility is very helpful but in order to effectively face off against . . . . Continue Reading


9 Signs You Are Too Judgmental

Judging people, it’s like eating a whole tub of cookie dough to yourself. It’s terrible for you, but sometimes you just get carried away, and other times it just makes you feel better (or worse) about yourself. Taking other peoples inventory is so easy because it makes it easier to avoid reflecting on our own, . . . . Continue Reading


10 Signs You Are Using Relationships to Fill a Spiritual Void

  All you need is love. I am a firm believer this is the truth, the only problem is some people tend to believe that love has to be a romantic love. I believe wholeheartedly love is the essence of life, and it should be unconditional and without bias. That it is, in my opinion, . . . . Continue Reading


10 Signs You’re Not Really Willing To Go To Any Lengths For Your Sobriety

The first 2 questions my sponsor asked me, and the first 2 questions I always ask a sponsee are simple: Are you willing to go to any lengths for your sobriety? Are you willing to follow a few simple suggestions? The ironic thing is when you ask the first question, the person says yes, and . . . . Continue Reading


What is ‘Terminal Uniqueness’ and How Can I Know If I Have It?

What is Terminal Uniqueness? As someone recovering from substance abuse and addiction, I can say that I personally have dealt with periods of what is called ‘Terminal Uniqueness’ (also referred to as personal exceptionalism). This is the false belief that the situation an addict or alcoholic is facing is unlike anything other addicts or alcoholics . . . . Continue Reading


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