Detox Articles
12/15/2014

I am the Master of My Fate

YOU are the most important person involved in your recovery process. There undoubtedly will be many wonderful people along the way who will help you return to a life of sobriety and functionality, yet not a single one will be able to assist you in your process if you are not committed to the healing required to return to a sober lifestyle. Your Acceptance of the Problem is the First Step Toward Recovery Although it may seem difficult, many addicts who have successfully returned to a sober lifestyle agree that a main key to success is taking things one step…

11/24/2014

Letting go of Beer and Wine Culture

Drinking is an easy way to create a social scene.  Many times quitting drinking means giving up an entire social scene. The problem is convincing oneself that it is time to quit. Drinking Companions One of the hardest parts about leaving the drinking scene is the loss of friends.  One’s drinking circle can include long-time friends from momentous points in life. For instance old school buddies or friends who have attended each other’s weddings or band mates. Some friends may not have an addiction but if they are a part of the scene it may be hard to find time…

11/17/2014

Tips for Letting Go of Anger and Resentment

Anger and resentment often stem from trying to avoid hurt and betrayal. These emotions are detrimental to your emotional, mental, and even physical wellbeing. Closeness to the person aggravates the feelings; we feel more hurt from a friend and relative than a stranger does. You then develop a skewed perspective of friendship and closeness. The physical effects include high blood pressure and disturbance on the circulatory system. The following are tips on how to overcome these emotions. Understand the cause The easiest way to deal with anger and resentment is to first understand the cause and source. Do note that…

11/11/2014

Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

Many people can have an occasional drink and stop after one or two while attending a social event or unwinding after a long day. There are; however, a larger majority of people that are unable to drink in moderation and cannot simply stop. Over drinking can lead to problems in your life when it comes to relationships, work, and sometimes legal issues. Excess drinking can also cause your judgment to be impaired, increasing the chance for you to make dangerous decisions, which could potentially harm or even kill someone. What Are the Warning Signs of a Drinking Problem? If you, or someone you care about, is showing…

11/03/2014

What Are the Differences in Opiate Detox Medication?

Opiate addiction can have a very serious impact on a person’s life in various ways. It can negatively impact health, relationships, the ability to hold down a job and take care of oneself in general. If you have a problem with opiate addiction and you would like to get help for your addiction yet you’re afraid of withdrawal, you should be aware that there is a great deal of detox medication that can assist you and make you feel as comfortable as possible. Here is an overview of some of the commonly used detox medications: Clonidine This is a commonly prescribed detox…