While there is more than one path toward addiction recovery, we can all use support as we strive for long-term sobriety. One place many people have found additional support is in the sober blogosphere. Writing blogs is a way for some people to express their struggles with alcohol and drug addiction (as well as mental.. read more →

Ask anyone addicted to drugs or alcohol what their biggest fear is, and they’ll probably say going through withdrawal. No matter what drug you’re using, you’ll probably go through symptoms of drug withdrawal when you stop. Withdrawal symptoms of drugs are your body’s reaction to what it perceives as a lack—and which addicts try to.. read more →

It is a common fact that addiction and depression go hand in hand. SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) statistics say that about 8.9 million adults have what’s called a “co-occurring disorder,” which means they have both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Unfortunately, a co-occurring disorder is one.. read more →

Whether you are a New York Giants fan, New Jersey Jets fan or cheer on the Florida Dolphins, tailgating goes on in just about every stadium parking lot in America. A good portion of football fans out there are recovering alcoholics who still want to tailgate pregame, but it seems like everywhere we look, people.. read more →

After a relative lull in heroin abuse during the first part of the new millennium, this notorious street drug is making an explosive resurgence. Police all across America are reporting a sharp uptick in heroin arrests. In Florida–and in Broward County in particular­–one very specific reason is being cited for the unwanted revival: oxycodone. Specifically,.. read more →