Hope & Restoration
What Can Speed Up My Recovery?
The road to recovery is long and often frustrating. Addicts often have high expectations for themselves and want to rush headlong into stages they’re not yet ready for. To make steady, consistent progress, however, there are ways to boost yourself and see progress that in the long run will put you ahead.
Have a Strong Support System
There is nothing worse than being alone when you are an addict. The more you isolate yourself, the more you can only turn to your addiction for relief—but that fact also makes the opposite just as true.Read More
Signs You are Dating an Alcoholic & What to Do
You may be dating an alcoholic and not realize it until their habit becomes more detrimental to your relationship. On the other hand, you might be suspicious. You have a feeling that your partner’s drinking has gone a little too far, or they are spending more time drinking or recovering from drinking than sober.
Alcoholism is a progressive disease that can happen to anyone, so if you believe you are dating someone with a drinking problem, do not wait to get help.Read More
Finding the Courage to Grab Your Lifeline
He was famous in his field: a psychiatrist and professor at the local Ivy League university. A flyer initially drew me to one of his lectures.
As he spoke, it felt like my mind was exploding into millions of revelations. He spoke about things I’d always suspected, but had never known much about. And he showed, through studies and his own experience treating patients, how it worked. And it did work. I felt hope start to rise within me.
Addiction Group Topics
Group therapy can be vital for those struggling with substance use disorders. It can help people communicate their thoughts and feelings, connect with others, and begin to understand their behaviors and the causes of their addictions. Group sessions at our Christian drug rehabilitation center are held in a safe and confidential space to ensure clients feel comfortable enough to share their struggles and achievements in recovery. Today, Faith in Recovery shares some of the most common addiction group topics we discuss in our sessions and activities that can facilitate long-term sobriety.Read More
Why Aftercare & Ongoing Support is Crucial to Recovery
Addiction treatment arms you with the tools you need to recover. You learn how to manage triggers, cravings, emotions, and the dangers of relapse. Treatment centers provide a highly structured environment to help you focus on your recovery and a support system to help keep you motivated. But the actual test of your recovery starts when you leave the outpatient or inpatient rehab and enter back into your day-to-day routine.Read More
Alcoholism and Nutrition
What is Alcoholism?
Alcoholism, or alcohol abuse, occurs when your body becomes dependent on alcohol. When you are dependent on alcohol, you may miss school or work because of drinking, neglect your hygiene habits, drink alone, eat poorly, or continue to drink after legal problems develop. Physically, when people rely on alcohol, they may experience symptoms like alcohol cravings, shaking, nausea, vomiting, tremors, or lapses in memory.Read More
Gray Area Drinking: Are You a Gray Area Drinker?
or some people, drinking is their number one way of dealing with negative emotions and stress, but this isn’t the healthiest coping mechanism. A glass of wine after a stressful day at work can easily turn into a glass every day. Women who are in stressful homes, work, and social settings are at higher risk of emotional drinking. Considering “wine mom culture” and other growing alcohol-related trends, we’re going to be looking into this emotional form of alcohol use called gray area drinking.Read More
How to Deal With Drug Addicted Parents
Regardless of our age, our parents will always have some sort of influence on our lives.
These influences not only include the genes that we inherit biologically but also the behaviors, habits, values, morals, and communication styles we have adopted from our parents or caregivers. The same goes for children of addicts. Growing up with drug-addicted parents can be difficult in more ways than one. If you’re in this situation, below is a guide on how to deal with drug-addicted parents that can help.Read More
What Does the Bible Say About Enabling?
There are two sides to enabling: the positive sense of empowering others or the negative sense of encouraging dysfunctional behavior. Today, we’re going to focus on the negative form of behavior, in which an individual protects someone from experiencing the full impact and consequences of their actions. Enabling can be applied to many situations, with one of the most common being addiction. As a Christian drug rehabilitation center, this is a problem that we see in many of our clients’ relationships. For this reason, we’re answering the question “What does the bible say about enabling?” as well as the red flags of enabling behavior.Read More
Is My Career Fueling My Addiction?
How Your Job May Be Causing Your Addiction
Addiction is more often than not caused by underlying issues as people deal with stress and trauma in their daily lives — and one of the biggest sources of stress in a person’s life can be their career. Since different jobs can cause different feelings of stress, anxiety, and exhaustion, it’s important to understand the common fields which are more susceptible to substance abuse.
The world of finance is extremely fast-paced and puts a lot of pressure on employees to deliver results.Read More