How to Set (and Achieve) Your Recovery Goals

While staying on the course of a long-term objective can be challenging for almost everyone, a goal to change bad habits often carries more weight for an individual recovering from addiction. Many, if not all, of the goal setting people in recovery make are centered around the ultimate goal of staying sober....

Let’s Get Real About Mental Health and Addiction

The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse  originally posted Dualdiagnosis.org. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) reports that there is a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances” and that mental health disorder patients are responsible for the consumption of: 38 percent of...

Your Addiction Recovery: Healing your Body, Mind, and Spirit

Addiction is a devastating disease which affects the addicted person in body, mind and spirit. After receiving treatment for an addiction, the work for the addicted person is only beginning. The addicted person has to find a way to heal from all the pain and anguish that the addiction...

Relapse Triggers: Recognizing and Avoiding the “Slip”.

Staying sober requires more than just awareness. It takes a commitment to staying vigilant during good times, but also during times of triggers that can bring on a relapse. Some relapse triggers are obvious, such as frequenting local bars or wandering around the neighbourhoods you know have drug activity....