How Addiction And Spirituality Go Hand-In-Hand

  Psychology Today states that “in the United States, addiction is often described as a spiritual, physical and emotional problem,” and while they didn’t necessarily agree with that notion completely, other research might suggest that addiction is a disconnection from spirituality among many other causes. Spirituality is hard to define, as it carries a different meaning and experience for everyone. … Read More

You Want To Get Sober, Now What?

  Eventually, you get to the point when enough is enough. You get sick and tired of being sick and tired and that’s when you know you need to change your life. Putting down the drugs and alcohol and being willing to change your life is a big deal. You have the desire to get sober, but now what? Here … Read More

3 Emotions To Expect On Your First Day Of Addiction Treatment

  I still vividly remember my first day of treatment even though it was over two and a half years ago. I did outpatient treatment, so I had time to try and prepare myself before my first session. The 40-minute drive felt like an eternity. I was so unsure of what to expect and felt so alone. I pulled into … Read More

How To Know If You Need Detox Services

  The moment you decide you want to change your life and leave drugs and alcohol behind, you might be asking yourself, “What now?” The first step in getting helping is understanding what type of services you’ll need to get on the road to recovery. It’s not uncommon for your body to be physically addicted to drugs and alcohol if … Read More

What Are The Causes Of An Eating Disorder?

  Many of us that struggle with an addiction or disorder, or love someone who is, are often left asking the questions, “Why?” The exact cause of an eating disorder is unclear, but there are several factors that can put you at a greater risk for developing one. Eating disorders can involve a range of conditions from obsession with food, … Read More

Going The Distance In Recovery

  If life were a marathon, then slipping into a cycle of substance abuse is like collapsing to the ground. Seeking recovery occurs when a person recognizes that they have fallen and decides to get up, dust themselves off, and finish the race. The rest of that marathon is recovery, and those first few steps: regaining one’s balance, learning to … Read More

5 Reasons Having Fun In Sobriety Is Important

“I will literally never have fun again. My life is over. It’s ruined.” This was one of the first things to cross my mind when I stopped drinking. Like so many things from that period of my life, I was wrong. In fact, I’ve had some of the best times of my life while sober. Having fun and letting loose … Read More

The 4 Components Of Eating Disorder Treatment

When you’ve come to understand and accept your eating disorder, a long road of recovery lies ahead. The learning process on how to heal starts with treatment. I’m sure one thing you may find most nerve-racking is what to expect in treatment. Although each treatment program is tailored uniquely to each person, there are certain components you’ll be able to … Read More

5 Recovery Sayings You’ll Remember Forever

When I first got sober, I started hearing all these little mantras about life and sobriety. At first many of them made me roll my eyes. I didn’t want to be sober, so I sure as hell didn’t want to hear people’s inspirational quips about how great their life was without alcohol. I was angry and bitter, and these sayings … Read More

10 Shocking Statistics About Addiction in Orlando

  As we live and observe the hardships of life, we often believe it could never happen to us. This is especially true with addiction and its dangerous consequences. Growing up, I believed drugs or alcohol would never affect me because I came from a middle-class, happy family, and a good school, but I was wrong. The same is true … Read More