12 Steps of AA and NA Explained in Simple Terms

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are the oldest and best-regarded methods of addiction treatment. Even according to scientific trials, AA is the most effective way of overcoming a substance abuse disorder. Many rehab programs and therapy methods are inspired by the style and content of AA treatment programs.

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The Relationship Between Alcohol and Heart Rate

Why Do I Lose Weight When I Drink Alcohol?

The correlation between alcohol and body weight has sparked curiosity and concern among many people. For some, it seems counterintuitive that consuming alcohol, which is considered to have empty calories, could lead to shedding pounds. However, if you’re wondering, “Why do I lose weight when I drink alcohol?” then there are several factors at play that can help explain. From the impact on metabolism and appetite to changes in dietary practices and fluid retention, we’re exploring the mechanisms behind this phenomenon to shed light on the complex relationship between alcohol and losing weight.

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How to Help a Friend Dealing with Substance Use Disorder

Trying to help a friend with a substance use disorder can be challenging. It’s often difficult to initiate an effective conversation regarding their addiction and get them to open up to you.

While it may be difficult to find the right words to say and the right time to say them, it’s even more difficult having to watch them struggle. Substance use disorders are incredibly complex, and often worsen the longer they go on.

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Mindsets That Can Help You Work Through Addiction

Addiction is one of the most difficult things one may go through or heal through. Where other problems or health issues can be helped with medications or financial expenditures, addiction therapy has to take place primarily in your mind! The following mindsets will help you work through addiction recovery in a positive and effective way.

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How to Celebrate Your Sobriety Anniversary

The journey to recovery is long and difficult. Every day is a struggle, some more than others. On your sobriety anniversary, you celebrate every day where you said “no,” every day that you stayed committed to your goals, and everything you have accomplished. Because of your sobriety, you have made your future bright. This is a huge accomplishment! Take time to invest in your future even more by celebrating your sobriety anniversary. There are numerous ways for your celebration to not lead to relapse. Keep reading for a few ideas on how you can celebrate your sobriety anniversary with those who matter most, including yourself.

Thank the People Who Supported You

Recovery is a huge personal accomplishment, but the likelihood is that you could not have gotten there without other people’s help.

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Tips for a Christian Wife Dealing With an Alcoholic Husband

People say that alcoholism is a family disease. This is because the disruptions to the addict’s life due to heavy drinking always have repercussions for the family members, loved ones, and people closest to them. Changes in their personality, behavioral and mental health can make them more argumentative and unkind, especially when they’re inebriated. And although there are high-functioning alcoholics who can maintain career responsibilities, for many, job performance may decline to the point where they stop working entirely. They may even lose touch with their faith. All of these scenarios can be extremely challenging, especially for you as their wife.

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A letter to my children, from an addict

This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever written. But I know my children and the children of other addicts have questions. I will do my best to answer them. I seriously wish if you have more questions and for whatever reason, you can’t ask him or her, please feel free to email me.

I will do my very best to answer from an addicts point of view. I can’t speak for the one you love, but I can speak as an addict. We’re all pretty similar.

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Bible Verses for Anger Management

Everyone gets angry sometimes.

It’s normal. But many people struggle with a constant feeling of anger and rage, either towards themselves or others. When left unchecked, these feelings can lead us to do things that we later regret. People in addiction recovery often struggle with anger because they are ashamed or upset at themselves for their past behavior. As a Christian drug rehab, we understand that to overcome guilt and shame, you must address feelings like anger head-on. To help those in recovery from addiction and battling with anger, we’re sharing some of the best Bible verses for anger management.

What the Bible Says About Anger

According to the Bible, anger occurs when our desires rule us. These desires can include love, fear, hope, longing, respect, control, and more. When any desire, even well-intentioned ones, takes precedence over our desire to please God, things get out of hand. When our desires take over and aren’t met, we become angry.

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Signs of Opioid Addiction and How to Help

Opioid addiction has become a major problem in the U.S. and it’s important for people to become more informed. You should learn the main signs of opioid addiction. Doing so will help you learn when a loved one is struggling so you can help them find help.

What Are Opioids?

Opioids are a type of drug that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. They are most commonly prescribed to patients with chronic pain. Opioids are derived from the opium poppy plant. In addition to prescription opioids, there are also illegal varieties including heroin.

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The 5 Habits for Successful Recovery

Habits are powerful. They can either be healthy or destructive. With a little determination and a great deal of prayer, those who are overcoming addiction are much more likely to remain clean by sticking to a few healthy routines. The key to forming habits is to set SMART expectations: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. And the more you declare your goals and intentions publically, the more likely you will be to succeed.

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