Forgiveness: A Big Part of Addiction Recovery

The dictionary says that forgiveness is “the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.” It means to pardon or be pardoned; to exonerate or be exonerated. Essentially it represents being released or releasing others for wrongdoings or errors. It may be a show of mercy, for yourself or others. People often wonder why forgiveness…

Counting Your Blessings in Recovery

You don’t have to be religious to know that being in recovery from addiction is a good thing. People say “Count your blessings” all the time – and there’s a reason for that. First of all, it’s reinforcement to re-cap the benefits of an achievement, and recovery is a huge achievement. But there’s a lot…

Common Opiods & the Risks of Abuse

Opiates have been around for years as our ancestors discovered their powers centuries ago. The problem with addiction, however, emerged in North America. It seems our love for drugs in the states has deep roots and the many different forms of opioids today – known as Opiate Derivatives – are easily accessible and highly affective…