Throughout the entire recovery process, friends, family and an extended support network have a great impact on the recovery process and can dramatically affect the long-term success of recovery.
A new show on A&E called Extractors follows ex-con, gangster and recovering drug addict Evan "Bullet" James and his team as they locate missing teens and extract them from life-threatening situations.
A single moment can alter your story forever. For Barry Adkins, that moment came one Sunday morning when three police officers arrived at his doorstep and handed him his son's driver's license.
When Barry Jay gave up drugs, he needed somewhere to transfer his addiction. Now, with 11 years sober and a revolutionary exercise program known as “The Best Workout in the World,” Jay is addicted to staying sober and helping others do the same.
Our greatest gift is what we hold inside, a power held inside by fear and false perception. Faith is the courage to get through fear.
In order to determine whether you’re dealing with stress or depression, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of both.
Who would have thought the best thing you could ever do for your child would be to say, “No. Goodbye. Get help, and we will be here after.” When my parents finally learned to say, "No," they saved my life.
Eight tips from experts as well as a number of tips from folks who've managed to sustain a loving relationship despite prior addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
Choosing the people you socialize with is critical in order to stay clean. These 10 tips will help you choose people who will support you in your recovery.
Seven suggestions on what you should—and should not—do when going to rehab for the first time.
Six suggestions on how to convince a person struggling with alcohol or drugs to get the help they need.
By Robert D. Ashford || Those of us that live life in recovery know full well the value that daily rituals provide us in our journey to wellness. Our daily rituals don’t set us apart; they bring us closer together. Read more...
By Fiona Purcell || I know that unchaining my past is essential to healing my spirit, but I did not have the first idea how I would go about doing so. Read more...
By Greg Kayko || Learning the value of being prepared to Dodge and Question rather than always try to Answer. Read more...
By Fiona Purcell || My son Liam lived for less than 10 weeks, but in those few short weeks, he showed me that miracles exist and so do superheroes. He showed me that some things just are and need no explanation. He remains my "overall protector" to this day. Read more...
"You have to hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain there's going to be something good."
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson