Being “Right” in Sobriety

In sobriety, is it important to find the “right” recovery program or “correct” addiction treatment? Isn’t it essential to find the “right” way of thinking and feeling?There exist many paths to recovery from addiction. What…

Drugged Buzzed Driving Surpasses Drunk Driving

Drug-impaired driving is more complex than alcohol-impaired driving for many reasons:Hundreds of different drugs can impair drivers. Some drugs that can impair driving are illegal to use, some are legal to use under certain conditions,…

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Treatment and Rehab at Home

People who have become alcoholic or addicted to drugs are familiar with using temporary solutions to fix their mounting and long-lasting problems. External remedies are sought to solve internal matters. “Take a pill”, “move”, “change…

What Does It Take to Get Clean and Sober?

A: Getting sober entails changing ideas, choices and behaviors. The first step toward recovery is a recognition that change is better than continuing the condition and direction you find yourself. To recognize that change is desired, you…

Want to Get Clean and Sober?

A: Rather than chasing the first high, twenty years later, becoming clean and sober provides something else to do. Change is next to impossible during the time that your time is occupied with “getting-by” and making it through until…

Why Care About Less Fortunate Drunks and Addicts and their chances at recovery?

If there’s not a buck to be made, an investment to pursue, or a luxury to indulge, why should we worry about helping less fortunate drunks and addicts anyway? Treating well-insured or wealthy addicts and alcoholics is a great business.…

Why Do People Want to Get Clean and Sober?

A: Much has been said about the downside of drug and alcohol use when they no longer provide pleasure or relieve discomfort. People go to varying lengths of despair and degradation before it occurs to them that it’s time to clean up. The…

If They Have Drug and Alcohol Problems, Why Don’t They Just Quit?

A: When drugs and/or alcohol have become the solution, the way to have fun, to feel good, to relieve stress and to relieve discomfort, there are many ways that people find to avoid facing the problems created by use.Q: What ways do…

How to Get Help: Drug and Alcohol Problems

Q: Is there a right way and a wrong way to seek help for an alcohol or drug problem? A: It is best to avoid mistakes and problems down the road when deciding upon a course of action to find substance abuse treatment. Treatment…

What to Do: Drug and Alcohol Problems

Moderate to severe drug and alcohol abuse is a treatable, chronic condition much like type 2 diabetes. Even though we decide to take our first drink or drug, something inside us eventually prevents us from moderating our intake. Much like sugar…