Posts Tagged 'Drug Addiction'

Co-Occurring Disorders…They Are Not Meant to Co-Exist in our Lives

Co-Occurring Disorders…They Are Not Meant to Co-Exist in our Lives

Dealing with one condition is tough on its own, but what if one is the cause of another or the other way around? Confused? Lets try to break co-occurring disorders down for you as easily as possible…

Co-occurring disorders are typically conditions where a person suffers from both a mental and substance problem. According to SAMSHA, approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is they have both a mental and substance use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals receive ...

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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

Medication Abuse – The Silent Deadly Epidemic

Ever since we were young, when we felt bad or under the weather, our physician was who we trusted to make everything better. We knew when we received a prescription for a drug with the handwriting we couldn’t translate that in just a few short hours or days that we would be good as new!

As our generations have evolved, our society has become too dependent on the medications available to us and the pharmaceutical ...

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The Journey to Recovery

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice-
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles
“Mend my life!”
Each voice cried
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though ...

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Part II– Footprints In Recovery

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first fifty-five minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” ~ Albert Einstein

Footprints In Recovery
The Imperatives for Residents

1) Be Responsible:
You are, or are becoming, physically free of mind-altering chemicals and chemical dependency. The first imperative in recovery is Abstinence. You don’t drink ...

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Checking Into Rehab – (part 1)

Checking-In at the Footprints In Recovery Rehab Center

Edward Bulwer-Lytton said, “The easiest person to deceive is oneself.” Residents of the Footprints In Recovery Program for rehabilitation from substance abuse and alcoholism quickly realize how prolonged addiction, substance abuse, and chemical dependency affects the mental and emotional aspects of the personality, and how irrational thinking and emotions run-riot have contributed to the destructive cycle of addiction.

Mornings at the Rehab

Every morning begins the same at the Footprints recovery house. Residents begin the ...

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Adopt a Beach – Footprints in Recovery

Adopt a Beach Outer BanksGreat day for beach clean up The sun is shining and God is good to all of us here.

This week we are focusing on the things that motivate us to change in our lives.

The old saying goes you go to rehab because of a nudge (by someone) a grudge (with someone) or by te judge (ordered).

Its amazing how we ...

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Bowling Last Evening

Another gorgeous day here….Sunny and warming up as the clock continues to tick away.

We all went bowling last night and laughed til our sunburn ached more.
Great meetings and meeting newcomers has been a blessing to everyone.

Tonight we have started a new AA meeting that is an open meeting at the sober house next door and the guys are running with joy to have to sponsor it.

Today were finished group and looking forward to getting out to enjoy the day ...

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