Blog Posts - Addiction Help



Find the Right Environment to Support Your Recovery

It’s necessary to have a supportive environment for weeks, months, even years, after getting sober. An environment can have a great influence on our thoughts, mood, feelings, and behavior. Although some might argue that the atmosphere of a plac...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 1, 2016

How to Identify A High-Functioning Addict

While their is a common misconception that someone who is struggling with addiction is easily recognizable, the truth is that some people are high-functioning addicts, meaning they can manage a job and daily responsibilities but still struggle with...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 27, 2016

How to Identify Drug Abuse in the Workplace

Substance abuse at the workplace can result in a number of consequences for employers and co-workers. It is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly. How do you identify drug abuse among an employee or co-worker? Changes in behavior is a big...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 7, 2016

Daniel Radcliffe Talks About Maintaining Sobriety

Now three years sober, Daniel Radcliffe opens up about his alcohol addiction, relapse, and his road to recovery in an interview with Telegraph. Although he never drank on the job, Radcliffe admitted in a previous interview to showing up under the in...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 6, 2016

Men Tend to Wait Longer Before Seeking Addiction Help

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA), the time between the start of substance use and the first admission for getting treatment is longer for men than it is for women. The average length of time was 16.5 yea...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 5, 2016

How to Prepare for Grief and Loss in Recovery

When you get sober, there are many facets of your life you’re letting go of. Not to mention that recovery also means letting go of a part of who you are and an old way of relating to the world. Plus, in recovery, you might recognize just how mu...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 30, 2016

Opioid Use Disorder Has More Than Doubled

Within the past decade, opioid use disorder, both non-medical and prescription opioid use, has more than doubled. A new report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that among adults… use of non-medical pr...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 29, 2016

Recovery Techniques to Overcome Self-Doubt

Recovery from alcohol or drug addiction can be a challenge. You might encounter certain moments of self-doubt throughout your recovery journey. However, learning some techniques to prepare you for the more difficult times can be very helpful. Have a...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 27, 2016

Three Lifestyle Changes to Help Your Recovery

While going through recovery, you’ll want to make some lifestyle changes to help achieve and maintain sobriety. These changes are not things that happen over night; they take hard work and dedication. However, when you commit to making certain...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 24, 2016

Create Your Chosen Set of Recovery Tools

  When you’re in recovery, whether it’s from addiction or mental illness or a physical disease, you’ll need a set of recovery tools to help you get through the rough moments. And not every tool works for everyone in every situa...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 24, 2016

Sometimes Readers “Just Get It!” Book Reviews For “Addicted To Dimes.”

Hello and Welcome Recovery Friends, Readers, and New Friends! . . It has been a while since my last personal share and thoughts with all my friends. I thought it would be a great time to some news and updates happening since my last post. I remember...

Research Finds that Those Who are 65 Years and Older Binge Drink

When you think of binge drinking you might think of those between the ages of 18 and 24 participating in this kind of behavior. And it is certainly true that young adults make up the largest percentage of the population who binge drink. However, acco...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 17, 2016

Addicted to Alcohol? Here’s What You Should Know

Annie Grace, like many other people, became psychologically addicted to alcohol, meaning she was mentally dependent on it and believed it was vital to her happiness. Now, at age 37, sober Annie has a few words of advice to her younger self and anyon...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 16, 2016

Admitting Powerlessness Doesn’t Mean You’re a Bad Person

Nobody likes to admit they are wrong. And nobody likes to admit that they have a problem with alcohol and drugs. However, an addiction exists when a person simply cannot stop using drugs or drinking. This has nothing to do with being right or wrong o...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 22, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General Addresses UNGASS 2016 on Addiction

U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, addressed UNGASS 2016 about the war on drugs in the U.S. In his speech, he talks about addiction being a public health problem which requires a public health solution. Murphy said, “Addiction is a chroni...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 21, 2016

How Long Do Drugs Stay in the Body?

Various drugs stay in the body for different amounts of times, varying all the way from three to 336 hours. Here’s how long different drugs stay in the body. How long drugs stay in blood (in hours) LSD – 3 Morphine – 8 Heroin –...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 20, 2016

How to Strengthen Self-Worth and Confidence in Recovery

Finding self worth and building confidence is often a necessary step to recovery from addiction. In fact, one of the underlying factors to addiction is not having enough self-esteem. If there were self-esteem you might not have made the choice to hur...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 19, 2016

New Hampshire Bill Proposes Drug Take-Back Sites

A new bill was introduced in New Hampshire which proposes the idea of drug take-back sites, places where illegal drugs could be turned in without criminal prosecution. The bill has already passed the House and is now being reviewed by Senate. Both h...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 18, 2016

Manage Triggers, Avoid Cravings, and Prevent Relapse

So you’ve completed alcohol addiction treatment and are now living sober. Congratulations! You should be proud of this accomplishment. But what happens if you start craving alcohol? After recovery, a number of people will experience a relapse.
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 18, 2016

Seeing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was a song by the Beatles that prompted the question whether the Britain band had ever used hallucinogens as they created their work. Many people would say most definitely. Hallucinogens are illicit drugs that distort a...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 14, 2016


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