Addiction Blog Posts

Withdrawal Symptoms from Meth — Serious and Debilitating

If you’ve read my meth addiction story, then you’ll know I’m especially qualified to talk about the subject of withdrawal symptoms from meth. Withdrawal from meth? That’s right! For many years I was under the impression that the worse substances to withdraw from were alcohol, benzos, and opiates. I mean what could be worse than going through withdrawal from a 2-year, everyday heroin addiction? Nothing…… 

AA Step 10 — Continue to Take Personal Inventory

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In AA step 10 is the beginning of the “maintenance” steps. In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, step 10 reads: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” Step 10 should begin while we’re working through our amends in step 9. You don’t have to wait until you’ve completed all your amends to begin step 10. In fact, it… 

Substance Abuse at Work — 4 Jobs with the Highest Risks of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse at work is a major problem in America today. Due to their high-pressure working environments, many American professionals crave comfort and relief through various methods. Unfortunately, your environment, stress levels, anxiety, and depression can lead to substance abuse. When left unchecked, professionals in demanding career fields can end up with unhealthy coping mechanisms that can quickly turn into an addiction. Substance abuse is… 

Life After Addiction | How to Transition Back to Normal Life After Treatment

It’s possible to have a life after addiction — you just have to know what to do. One important thing to understand about addiction and recovery is that it’s a lifelong journey. Asking for help and receiving treatment are just the first two steps.  The real challenge comes when it’s time for life after addiction. And with that challenge comes reward. It also takes commitment,…