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What are the Dangers of Intravenous Drug Use?

  Injecting is one of the most dangerous routes of administration of drugs. Users choose the intravenous (IV) method of drug use because of its ability to produce immediate effects, but the potential dangers of IV drug abuse are extreme. Overdose and death are much more likely as a result of IV drug use, as well as a slew of …Read More

Recovery

Discovering Self-Identity in Sobriety

  Addiction causes us to lose touch with ourselves. Our ideas, emotions, and attitudes become controlled by our insatiable desire for the next drink or drug. Eventually, we come to a point where we feel as though we are inseparable from our addiction; that addiction is our identity. One of the great joys of sobriety is being able to finally …Read More

Finding Happiness from Within

Finding Happiness from Within

  Few of us ever experienced real happiness or joy until we embraced a life of sobriety. We came to realize that our conception of happiness was skewed– we had been confusing the pleasure and relief provided by drugs and alcohol with genuine happiness. Our reliance on external pleasure and validation became our greatest source of motivation. In sobriety, however, …Read More

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