Monthly Archives: May 2015

5 Signs Social Drinking Has Become a Problem

May 21st, 2015|

Social Drinking – Friend or Foe? It’s a Friday night, and you’ve been looking forward to this night all week long. You enjoy social drinking, and you and your friends have a fun weekend planned. You’ll be meeting at a local club later on for drinks and then it all happens again the following night. You figure that it’s pretty harmless. It’s not like you go out all the time, and you deserve to be able to unwind with your friends after a hard week of work, don’t you? Unfortunately, many people feel this way

What is Al-Anon?

May 21st, 2015|

All About Al-Anon Al-Anon is a "worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of addicts and alcoholics, whether or not the addict recognizes the existence of a problem or seeks help."  Alateen "is part of the Al-Anon fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of addicts through the teen years." Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease that afflicts millions of people every year, and each year, more and more people seek out Al-Anon as a way to start working on their recoveries. Whether you’re the first person in your family to struggle with

How Chronic Pain Can Lead to Drug Addiction

May 4th, 2015|

For as long as you can remember, you’ve dealt with chronic pain. You may have heard that chronic pain can lead to drug addiction, but when you consider the benefits that having pain relief offers you, you’re tempted to take the pain medication the doctor has prescribed anyway. As it turned out, you’re able to experience some relief for the first time in years, and you love the feeling of being pain-free, at least some of the time. When the pain medicine wears off, you take an additional dose, only the next time it doesn’t

Step 4: The Truth Behind Taking a Moral Inventory of Yourself

May 4th, 2015|

Step 4: The Truth Behind Taking a Moral Inventory of Yourself You’ve taken a big step in deciding to pursue treatment for your alcohol or drug addiction. You understand the importance of working through the 12 Step Program, and even though it’s hard, you’re doing the work. Finally, you’ve reached Step 4, and it’s the one you’ve been dreading most of all because it seems as though it’s going to be the hardest one. However, in taking on Step 4, it’s important to remember the powerful truths you learned in Step 3. A Look Back