The 12 Step Program: Step 10

The 12 Step Program: Step 10

You’ve reached the tail-end of the 12-Step to recovery program. That, in itself, is a big accomplishment and should not go unnoticed. Celebrate your wins today, especially after the heaviness that you faced during step nine. Take a deep breath and realize that you’ve...
The 12 Step Program: Step 9

The 12 Step Program: Step 9

Throughout Step 8, in the  Recovery Program, you created a list of people who have been hurt by your words and actions during your fight with addiction. You have come up with means to reconcile, along with ways to heal through these tough conversations and...
Addiction Treatment Through Art Therapy

Addiction Treatment Through Art Therapy

When you decide to seek help for your battle with addiction, there are numerous options when considering what type of therapy to choose from. From the conventional approach of medicine-based treatments to more holistic and cognitive-focused approaches, all options...
The 12 Step Program: Step 8

The 12 Step Program: Step 8

Up until this point, most of the steps, in the 12-Step Recovery Program, have focused solely on broadening your viewpoint, coming to terms with your shortcomings, and acknowledging that you’ve lost control of your substance use disorder. You spend time discussing your...
Effects of Drug Use on the Brain

Effects of Drug Use on the Brain

The brain is the most intricate organ in the human body. Anything we consume, ingest or inhale can affect the way our brain operates. The effects of drugs (both prescription and illegal) can have an intense influence on the brain’s overall function. Some drugs can...