Finding Your Real, True Self After Addiction

Drugs and alcohol are mind-altering substances. When you are deep in your addiction, these substances change who you are. Getting your next fix becomes your purpose in life—getting money to get the next fix, or enjoying the brief pleasure from finally getting it. Your world revolves around your addiction. Many addicts fear giving up their…

Live Sober, Live Happy!

“We aren’t a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 132) Ten steps for making your sober life more fun and rewarding than the drinking days:  Dive in head first. You can choose to stay aloof, sit…

Contemplating Your Great Escape After Rehab

If you have struggled with drug or alcohol addiction, going through treatment and rehabilitation can be the beginning of a whole new life. But, not necessarily. In reality the relapse rate following rehab is disturbingly high for recovering addicts and alcoholics, proving that treatment is by no means a panacea or a miracle cure for…

a woman concerened about unemployment and your mental health after being fired

Surviving Unemployment With Your Mental Health

Job loss is stressful, and the recent recession has caused a substantial increase in unemployment across the country. Anyone who has been fired or laid off understands how the strain and uncertainty can throw a wrench into one’s emotional well-being. Periods of unemployment – particularly lengthy ones – often elicit feelings of anxiety, frustration and…

Addiction’s Impact on Wealth Management the Focus of Breakfast Briefing by Promises Treatment Centers and Inheriting Wisdom

On July 19, 2013, Inheriting Wisdom and Promises Treatment Centers will host an event to educate financial advisors, entrepreneurs, family businesses and other professionals about the impact of significant life challenges like addiction and raising special needs children on families’ wealth planning. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 2, 2013 – On July 19, 2013, from 8…

Dating after Recovery

Relationships and addiction make for a tumultuous mix. You may have had a husband or a boyfriend during your addiction, but your disease likely damaged that relationship beyond repair. If you were single throughout your addiction, it was probably difficult for you to form any meaningful relationships. Addiction tends to dominate your life and force…