From Being Sober We can define disease as a loss of function of an organ or organ system that produces a set of symptoms with a known or an unknown cause. For example, diabetes has a target organ, the pancreas. We know the cause, which is a dysfunction in insulin production or in insulin’s action […]5th February 2020 in Addictions What Is Addiction?
According to psychiatry.org Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol […]13th January 2020 in Addictions Naming the Problem
Drunkard Junkie Wino Sot From Not As Prescribed These words can stir up thought of obnoxious, foul-smelling panhandler stumbling through streets or dazed scab-ridden youth lounging in a coma-like state in some Godforsaken apartment or abandoned warehouse on the wrong side of town. The stereotypical thoughts and images these words conjure up are true in […]31st December 2019 in Addictions The Target Organ of Addiction
The disease of alcoholism and drug addiction affects one of our more precious organs; the midbrain11th December 2019 in Addictions Health Life
Sober Holidays: Ways To Focus On Things That bring Joy In Recovery Host a holiday gathering for recovery friends and/or attend one of the many celebrations of your Twelve Step group. Write a letter to at least one person who has touched your life in a meaningful way during the past year. This is not […]22nd November 2019 in Addictions Treatment How To Keep Your Cool AND Your Sobriety This Holiday Season
The Holiday Season has begun and from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day people celebrate this time of year with parties, family dinners, holiday events, work get-togethers, holiday open houses, and 24/7 socializing. This time of year is supposed to be about gratitude, family, joy and celebration, however for addicts in recovery it can just as […]30th October 2019 in Addictions The Journey Of Change: The Importance Of Change In Addiction Recovery
journey of change for people in recovery is filled with many ups and downs, thrills and chills, and most of all, a leap of faith into a world of joy and possibility.15th August 2019 in Addictions Life Dr. Harry: 8 Amazing Tips For Living Sober This Summer
Tips from Dr. Harry for living sober this summer. How can addicts in recovery stay sober this summer and not drink or use?13th April 2019 in Addictions Treatment The Importance Of Having An Expert Do An Intervention
An intervention specialist is an expert with certification, training and experience in staging a successful intervention to help addicted people break their cycle of denial.12th March 2019 in Addictions Detox Treatment Aftercare: Addiction Rehabilitation & Aftercare With Dr. Harry
Completing addiction treatment from drugs or alcohol is a major accomplishment, however, it doesn’t mean that there’s not more work to do afterwards.