Jamie Lee Curtis – Journey to Recovery

Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr It’s easy to forget that celebrities can fall victim to alcoholism or drug addiction just like anyone else. Jamie Lee Curtis, known for her roles in Freaky Friday and True Lies, is one such celebrity who became addicted to painkillers following cosmetic surgery wh...

5 TIPS TO STAY SOBER THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

It’s coming up to the time at the end of May when we’ll all be remembering the sacrifices made by those who died serving our country. If you are concentrating on your sobriety or recovery, this time of celebration can be difficult for you to endure without giving in to temptation. There are para...

5 WAYS TO PREVENT ADDICTION RELAPSE

If you or someone close to you has successfully completed an addiction recovery program, it is a significant achievement. While you’re in treatment you have resources and therapists at hand to support you on your journey. It’s only when you leave the program that you become directly responsible ...

5 TELL-TALE SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM

It’s very difficult to distinguish someone who enjoys a drink socially from time to time and someone who has a problem with alcohol. That’s because alcohol is so widely accepted in our society and now more people drink than don’t. Who’s to know what goes on behind closed doors? Here are ...

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

There is often a stigma associated with all types of addiction that prevents people from seeking the help they want and need. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) founded Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987, which takes place every April, to increase awareness and let people kn...

3 Exercises to Help You Stay Sober

Physical activity can be enormously helpful in your journey to sobriety although it can be difficult to get motivated. It’s a case of replacing old, bad habits with new healthy routines and that can take some time. The best way forward is to find an activity you enjoy and then be consistent with i...

WHY YOU SHOULD SHARE YOUR RECOVERY STORY

If you have been through addiction treatment and are established on your journey of recovery, reaching out to others still struggling with addiction can be enormously beneficial for them and for yourself. Hearing your addiction recovery story can motivate those who still have a steep hill to climb t...

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING HONEST IN ADDICTION RECOVERY

Recovering from drug and alcohol addiction can be a long and lonely journey, which is why support, addiction treatment, and detox is crucial. However, there is one major obstacle that many of those suffering with drug or alcohol addiction face, and that is being unable to be completely honest. Addic...

3 Ways Meditation Can Help Your Addiction Recovery

It’s widely accepted that drug and alcohol addiction is a physical disease, although less is known about its effects on the mind and spirit. Despite many preconceptions about meditation, more and more therapists are embracing it as a complementary treatment for addiction. At our Southern Californi...

4 Tips for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicts

Watching your child struggling with addiction is enormously difficult, particularly when you feel helpless as a parent. Nearly all parents make mistakes, which is entirely natural as we’re usually not prepared to deal with addiction issues in our children. If you’re the parent of someone str...

HOW SPRINGTIME CAN AID IN YOUR ADDICTION RECOVERY

It may sound trite but there’s a lot to be said for the benefits you can get when the season changes from dark and cold winter to bright and breezy spring. There’s something about spring that brings a sense of optimism, which we can all tap into and use for our benefit. If you are […]...

5 Signs That You May Have a Drug Problem

More often than not people with a drug dependency are in desperate for help. Many a times they are not aware that they need this help. It is up to their loved ones to try and assist them. Knowing what signs to look out for is immensely helpful in getting a loved one the help […]...