Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

Addiction is not only a social journey. It is also a personal one. Anyone who has gone through the struggle knows this. There are times when we try to distract ourselves from the painful temptations of withdrawals. But often enough, these withdrawals are not tempting...

If you are dealing with alcohol, opiate, or Xanax addiction, one thing that always seems to be a threat to our sobriety is relapsing. But what needs to be understood is that the road to recovery means facing our flaws. Mistakes are made and the...

One of the greatest things that we fear about going into recovery (or asking for help in general) is how those we go to will react to the trouble we are currently in. What will they say? Will they kick me out if I am...

Anxiety is a tough hurdle in the midst of recovery. It is a consistent withdrawal symptom, and can often hinder one’s drive for recovery. Sometimes it can also be the reason for one’s addiction in the first place (medication abuse). Everyone is different, so each...

There are many things that keep us trapped in the cycle of addiction. There are the physical influences, such as the dopamine and the physical pain of withdrawals. But there are also more subtle, mental influences that we don’t realize hinder our drive to overcome...

Many people going through addiction may have multiple layers of their struggle to contend with. In many cases, addiction comes accompanied with other traumatic burdens, therefore making it harder to overcome the addiction alone. One of these struggles is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD...

How does guilt get in the way of overcoming addiction? There are many connections between internal Guilt and addictive tendencies. People might even say that they are addicted to feeling guilty. Like a narcotic, guilt gives us a safe zone that we can always go...

One of the biggest strengths of addiction is its ability to thrive in solitude. Among the therapy and rehab exercises, another strength that allows one to overcome addiction is companionship. Here at our treatment center in Florida, friendships are encouraged as a necessity for one...

When someone seeks treatment for addiction, there are several reasons why they might be hesitant to start a program. Whether they realize it or not, there will be things that they are leaving behind when going into treatment centers. Aside from giving up the substances...