Can I Be Happy Without Drugs or Alcohol?

Can I Be Happy Without Drugs or Alcohol?

  One of the greatest fears of an individual coming into a life of recovery is that they will not be happy. They fear that they will be resigned to a boring life of recovery-based activities and miss the perceived sense of happiness provided by intoxication. The idea that we can experience happiness without the pleasure and relief provided by …Read More

Coming to Terms with a Dark Past

Coming to Terms with a Dark Past

  Shame can be a barrier that keeps us from growing mentally and spiritually in sobriety. Nobody likes to look back at the harms they have caused in the past. Our guilt can feel overwhelming and push us back to the emotional numbness provided by intoxication. However, the darkness of our past is nothing to feel guilty and shameful about. …Read More

Accepting the Things that You Cannot Change

Accepting the Things that You Cannot Change

  Giving up control isn’t easy. As men and women suffering from addiction, we spent a lot of time and energy trying to assert control over ourselves and others; ultimately driving us deeper and deeper into our addiction. If we can give up that desire for control and accept the world as given, we will find ourselves free of the …Read More

How You Know You Suffer from the Disease of Addiction or Alcoholism

How You Know You Suffer from the Disease of Addiction or Alcoholism

  Denial is one of the biggest impediments for an individual to receive the care they need when suffering from the disease of addiction and alcoholism. We often come up with a variety of reasons why we do not suffer from addiction and alcoholism. We want to think that we will one day be able to assert control over our …Read More