The Life of a Sober Musician

The Life of a Sober Musician

Fans of modern music might assume that every popular musician is using some combination of drugs and alcohol, both while performing and during their daily lives, yet after struggling with drugs and alcohol for many years, a growing number of musicians are adopting sober lifestyles that have allowed them to continue their careers long after […]

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12 Step Prevention Strategies for Avoiding Relapse

12 Step Prevention Strategies for Avoiding Relapse

Even if a recovering drug addict or alcoholic has reservations about some aspects of 12-step recovery programs, the one aspect of those programs that can help him or her is its success in preventing relapses. Addicts and alcoholics can go through a painful physical detox and “get clean”, but they often find that staying clean […]

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addiction and homelessness

Addiction and Homelessness: How to Help a Loved One at His Lowest

By some estimates, between one fourth and one third of all homeless persons suffer from drug or alcohol problems. Drugs may be the cause of or the result of homelessness, but the connection between homelessness and substance abuse is beyond question. If someone close to you has suffered from drug addiction and has taken to […]

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Hardest Part of Addiction is Admitting a Problem Exists

Admitting a problem exists is part of the challenge of facing recovery. Until this happens, nothing else will progress to the next step. Find out what makes this step so difficult and how to overcome the barrier to success. The Obvious Problem When a person is facing addiction, it is harder to see personal issues […]

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