Posts from: Breaking Addictions

From Once Down

Recovery from Addiction poem From Once Down By Jerry Dorsman From down, from out, From lost, I escaped. I quit the alcohol. I quit the drugs. I left that lifestyle. I dropped the struggle. Now free, I see things afresh. The world around me, Pristine and... (more...)

Co-Occurring Disorders: The Risks and Dangers

Photo by Lukka Richie Co-Occurring Disorders: The Risks and Dangers By Jennifer Woodson For many people with mental health issues, learning to cope with the overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or schizophrenia can be extremely... (more...)

Learning To Live With the ‘Alcoholic’ Label

Do I need to be labeled? Learning To Live With the ‘Alcoholic’ Label -Article by Helen Barker The first step to recovery, we all believe, is admitting that you’ve got a problem in the first place. We’ve all seen countless depictions of people... (more...)

Reducing Self-Criticism in Recovery

Reducing self-criticism Reducing Self-Criticism in Recovery -Article by Helen Barker Many alcoholics and addicts use their substance abuse in a bid to achieve both happiness and confidence. However, in reality, addiction will never provide a route to... (more...)

Jerry Dorsman Recovery Story

It was a long, winding road with many pitfalls but ultimately I navigated it. I recovered. As I look back however, I lament the days I wasted due to alcohol and drugs. It was too many days and it continued for too many years. My lifestyle at the time... (more...)

What You Need to Know about Alcohol Metabolism

How does alcohol change your metabolism? This Presents a Revision to the Book, How to Quit Drinking Without AA: I did my research for this book in the 1980s and early 1990s. At that time, the best explanation for why alcohol packed so many calories was... (more...)

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