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Don’t Look Back

So you finally decided to seek recovery after many years of using and abusing. You committed to a rehab to help you succeed in your quest for sobriety. It has been months , you are feeling better, but now you are facing many thoughts and feelings that stem from regrets. During your years of abusing [...]

Just Mike’s Story

My story of addiction/alcoholism began for me in my mother's womb. My father was a Navy man and we were stationed on the Island of Crete in Greece. When my mom was around 5-6 months pregnant with me my father who was an alcoholic struck her or pushed her down while he was drunk. One [...]

By |January 19th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Recovery, Blog, Drug Addiction|0 Comments

Addiction and Self-Sabotage

Self-sabotage is any behavior, thought, emotion, or action that holds us back from getting what we consciously want. Self-sabotage is the conflict that exists between conscious desires and unconscious wants that manifest in self-limiting patterns of behavior. Self-sabotage not only prevents us from reaching our goals but also plays the part of a safety mechanism [...]

Addiction and Mental Illness

Does mental illness occur before or after drug addiction? Studies show that people who suffer from mental illness are more likely to become addicted to a substance, often called "self medicating". Conversely, people who have suffered from addiction for years may later get diagnosed with a mental illness, this is called "dual diagnosis". Some individuals [...]

How Does Substance Abuse Begin?

No one factor can predict if a person will become addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. A combination of factors influences risk for addiction. The more risk factors a person has the greater the chance that taking drugs can lead to addiction. Some common factors are : Genetics, Environmental, and Developmental. -Genetics: The genes that people [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Recovery, Blog, Drug Addiction|0 Comments

Helping or Hindering

Your loved one is in the grips of addiction. You feel helpless because they aren't showing up for work, they're not paying their bills, and their rent hasn't been paid in two months. You fear they will lose everything if you don't intervene. Maybe you started paying some of their bills. You think if you [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Recovery, Blog, Drug Addiction|0 Comments

What Is a Sober Living Home?

San Diego Area Sober Living Home for Men A sober living home is a group home for people with addiction issues. They operate like a co-op because residents contribute for the home’s maintenance and upkeep. Most of these homes are privately-owned. But some groups are owned by businesses, religious groups, and charitable organizations. Some are [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|0 Comments

Drug Addict and the Family

When a family is dealing with drug addict, everyone is affected. Having an addict in the family can put stress and strain on all relationships as well as the family dynamics. The addiction causes pain, frustration, and anger in all members involved. Because it does affect everyone, the need for family therapy is [...]

By |May 26th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|0 Comments

Recognizing Drug Addiction – Knowing the Signs

Drug addiction has numerous faces. Acknowledging the is the first part of getting on the roadway to recovery. How do you understand exactly what to try to find in aiming to acknowledge drug addiction? The indications can be quite obvious when you are trying to find them. An individual with a drug addiction [...]

By |April 29th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|0 Comments

Helping a Family Member Recover From Alcohol Addiction

It is very troubling to see a family member struggle with alcohol addiction and helping them recover can be a sensitive situation. Experiencing a family member going through alcohol addiction can be painful for both of you. Just keep in mind that recovery is possible, but they are going to need your help. [...]

By |March 24th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|0 Comments