Sobriety

13th Step in Recovery

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Abusive Relationships, Addiction, Codependent Relationship, Emotional Abuse, Recovery, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sobriety |

13th Step in Recovery Most people are familiar with the term “12 Steps” even if they are not in recovery and even if they don’t know exactly what they are. Those who are or have been in recovery and part of a 12 Step fellowship are probably familiar with the 13th Step in Recovery. The 13th Step in Recovery Defined The 13th Step in Recovery is not actually part of the formal 12 Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), or CA (Cocaine Anonymous) but is a slang term...

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Alcohol Induced Depression

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Addiction, Alcohol, Mental Illness, Mood, Rehab, Sobriety |

Alcohol Induced Depression If you’re an alcoholic, you probably have noticed mood problems or those close to you have noticed your mood problems. And you may be tempted to say, ‘Well, I drink a lot because I’m depressed.’ You may be right, but it’s even more likely that you’re depressed because you drink a lot. Alcohol Induced Depression Alcohol is a type of drug known as a depressant. This means that it inhibits certain receptors in the brain and the result of this is that there...

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5 reasons women relapse

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Addiction, Mental Illness, Mood, Recovery, Rehab, Relationships, Sobriety, Women |

5 Reasons Women Relapse From my own personal experience with relapse I can tell you that for me there are now defining reasons someone relapses. A relapse can happen at any time regardless of what is going on if you are progressing in your own recovery. With that said though, there are some things that happen right before my relapse that kind of give away the fact that I am digressing and not progressing. Most of the time, one of the biggest reasons I relapse has to do with men. And with that...

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How to stop addiction

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Addiction, Sobriety |

How to stop addiction An addiction is a scary thing. It can seem impossible to overcome any type of addiction but there are actually steps you can to stop addiction. As long as you haven’t reached the point of no return you can do what you need to rewind and stop addiction in its tracks. How to stop addiction: acknowledge why you do it Why do you engage in your addiction? You have to be able to answer that question in order to stop addiction. Is it to help you with anxiety and stress? It may...

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How can I connect with other women in Recovery?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Recovery, Sobriety, Women |

How can I connect with other women in Recovery? Connecting with other women in recovery for most women is scary. More often than not women come into recovery having spent most of their time using and drinking with men. Don’t ask me why this is, but many women come into recovery with the thought that all women are mean or catty. The way you can begin connecting with other women in recovery is by first creating a connection with the woman who you will be come closest to, your sponsor. There...

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