When it comes to getting sober, I will be the first to admit, I was hoping it was an immediate fix and for awhile I let my imagination get the best of me, so I could keep on believing just that. However, this is the farthest thing from the truth. Getting sober means work.
As the holidays roll around again this year, many in recovery may find themselves awkwardly fumbling around the kitchen feeling out of place. Either from not being there for past years or not recalling their past behavior at the dining room table.
Most of the articles I have read on this blog are the student’s experience as an addict. Their perspective is from that of someone coming out of addiction through Narconon. When you read their posts you can see the tremendous relief in their articles and blog posts…
It was late one afternoon as my mother and I sat out back and enjoyed some sunshine and a chat about how all of my friends were doing. Unfortunately, many of the people I had called my friends for years weren’t doing so well though.
Growing up, I always thought I had a pretty normal life and that it would stay that way, but boy was I wrong. Sure, I had a good upbringing. My parents sent me to private school, I attended church, was a Girl Scout, played loads of sports and always received excellent grades academically.
Drug addiction is a disaster for everyone involved. It consumes not only those who are using drugs or alcohol, but also their loved ones. Where do you draw the line?
When an individual who is suffering from drug addiction decides to reach out for help, there really must be no delay in receiving it. Addicts are often very well aware that they have a problem and that it is adversely affecting their health, relationships, and life.
It is an unfortunate fact that drug abuse and addiction problems affect individuals in every state across the country, costing our nation roughly seven hundred billion dollars annually in lost work productivity, health care, and crime.
Drug use often begins casually, as a way for the individual to deal with some difficult or challenging aspect of their life. At the beginning, the individual may be entirely convinced that not only is their drug use harmless, it is completely within their control.
Making the right choices determines your whole future. This is what a student has to say about the Personal Values course…