The problem is not just increased use of stimulants and opioids, it is also a lack of recovery resources, substance use disorder treatment, and a historical mistrust of healthcare providers.
Any time you’re drinking too much — whether overall or in one sitting — it can have a big impact on your immediate and long-term health.
Talking with a loved one about their drinking or drug use can seem impossible, but it can also help plant a seed of recovery.
Outpatient detox lets you access medical care while still sleeping in your own bed at night.
You don’t have to be addicted to have an increased risk for disease associated with alcohol or drug use.
Support from friends and family is crucial to the person’s success in recovery. It may be difficult to know exactly how to provide that support in a time of crisis.
Understanding the difference between these two types of drugs is essential, as they have very different purposes and implications.
Life will knock us all back, but the question is can we stay in the present moment? Can we summon up the strength and energy to perform with excellence in those trying moments?
Addiction is inherently bound up in issues of class, race, sexuality, religion, and yes, gender – the exact “outside issues” that AA members are taught to check outside the meeting room doors.
People tend to put up with a lot of unkind or unacceptable behavior just because it’s coming from family members. Buck that trend by defining boundaries.