overcoming the grip of resentment in drug and alcohol abuse recovery

Overcoming The Grip of Resentment

Resentment is an emotional cancer. It forms deep inside and eats you alive. Resentment typically stems from frustration over being slighted and consumes you...
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The Newcomer

So, I’m standing outside a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting I’ve never been to before, smoking a cigarette and checking the time on my phone....

Recent Advances in Opioid Deterrence

The science of pain is intriguing.  It wasn’t all that long ago that a shot of whiskey was the pain reliever of choice.  Modern...

Russell Brand’s Story of Re-Covery

When I first heard that Russell Brand wrote a book about recovery, I thought it was a practical joke.  After all, he’s a raunchy...
the brain is the key to drug and alcohol abuse treatment

The Brain Is Key: You Can Bet On It.

According to some experts, alcoholism, substance use disorders, process addictions and behavioral addictions like pathological gambling may affect the brain in the same way,...
Inside the Mind of an Addict

Inside the Mind of an Addict

Why is it that no one understands me? Can’t they see I’m hurting and crying out for help? Yet my friends have stopped calling...
Overdose Deaths

OVERDOSE DEATHS: The Numbers Just Keep Getting Worse

I was recently reading an article in the New York Times, noting that anywhere from 59,000 to 65,000 people died from drug overdoses in...
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Sobriety: Is Abstinence Enough?

When we finally discover the strength of abstinence, we are overjoyed with relief.  The addiction was so strong, we never imagined we’d be able...

Product Review: Soberlink Melds Mobile Technology with Sober Accountability

Random drug testing to monitor one’s alcohol intake may put the fear of God in the newly sober, but it’s not exactly a recipe...

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