I had never heard of the small town of Sebastopol, California until I was on my way there. On the morning of Friday, January 26, 2018, I was in the car with my parents driving west to Sonoma County from Sacramento en route to my first stay in a residential rehab facility.
Clothes were hastily thrown into my bag. The hangover was hitting me hard from the night before. I had finally reached a breaking point. I could not go on like this. I could drink and use no longer. I needed to get my life together. But I could not do it on my own.
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The truth is that I was using cocaine and alcohol to cope with some deeper issues in my life that rose back to the surface when I started embracing sobriety.
As a result, I was able to think clearer and analyze myself and my thoughts much better than ever possible. Naturally, this led to me wanting to express those thoughts. Here are the top 5 Ways Art Got Me Sober. Continue reading Top 5 Ways Creative Expression Saved Me From Cocaine and Alcohol
The standard treatments for addiction include an array of pharmaceutical treatments for drug addiction. From Suboxone to Methadone, these drugs have become standard practice for many treatment programs.
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Overcoming an addiction is a huge accomplishment… but as anyone in recovery knows, staying sober is an ongoing battle.
Mindfulness-based practices can help us approach sobriety, and life in general, in a more open and authentic way—and the positive effects of these techniques are increasingly supported by scientific research.
Below are 5 ways that mindfulness can help us avoid relapse and live more fulfilling lives.
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The process of recovery is, for an addict, a rebirth. It is a golden opportunity to replace what was old with what is new.
By releasing all that is no longer useful, the door to personal evolution swings open and the ability to embrace fresh ideas, new relationships, and more harmonious ways of being can flourish.
Here’s The Top 5 Lessons That Practicing Aparigraha Can Teach a Recovering Addict.
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There is nothing like surfing. Unless you have experienced it yourself it is incredibly hard to accurately describe. I grew up near the ocean so surfing has been part of my life for a long time. Unfortunately, so has drinking and drugs. My drug of choice has always been Xanax, but Xanax, drinking and surfing do not mix well together. Here’s how surfing helped me quit Xanax and alcohol.
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As men over 40, we really shouldn’t have any addiction problems. We should have our act together by now… Not having control over ourselves is a young guys problem, right?
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Having an addictive personality, and quitting my last 37 year addiction on New Year’s day 2018, I feel I can help others who are still struggling with their addictions, or with their addictive personalities. Here’s the Top 5 Ways How ex-Addicts can Stop Running from Themselves.
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Got PTSD from Drinking and Restaurant Work and CBD Oil Helped
One day I was really nervous going into work. I was shaking from alcohol withdrawals, thus began PTSD at work and CBD Oil may help PTSD.
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How Alcohol Led to my Heart Attack at 32 Testimony
Alcohol can be a vicious lover.
It can be a true love/hate affair.
And, it can slowly swallow you whole. . .
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