Drug and alcohol addiction has the potential to severely damage relationships between the addict and their loved ones, leaving behind only a shell of the relationship that used to be. Steps eight and nine of the 12-Step Program clearly reference making amends, highlighting the importance of repairing those relationships, if possible.
What is a Moral Inventory? Step four of the 12-step program requires that individuals make a searching and fearless moral inventory of themselves.1,2 A moral inventory is a written objective assessment of your life, including character deficits, strengths and weaknesses, and an overarching look at the damage you’ve caused with your addiction.
Family, Marriage, and Addiction In some families, addiction is something that is rarely talked about, but its effects are felt in the strained relationships of all those involved. Studies have concluded that the risk of developing a drug or alcohol addiction is largely based on genetics and poor coping skills, but also that children of […]
Fortis Academy, a new high school under construction in Houston will be the only public recovery high school in the Harris County Department of Education and one of very few such schools in the state of Texas.1
After completing a drug and alcohol rehab program, your recovery journey is far from over. In fact, you’ve just begun! Although some individuals choose not to move forward with any formal treatment options after drug rehab, you are much more likely to achieve lifelong success in your sobriety if you continue with a long-term treatment […]
Updated on October 12th, 2020 Positive social interaction is instrumental in maintaining abstinence from alcohol and drugs. In isolation, individuals are more susceptible to relapse, may experience worsened symptoms of depression, and are much more likely to quit rehab early. While there are many challenges associated with rebuilding your social life during and after treatment […]
A relapse can’t be contained to one single event. It is an ongoing process that is experienced by a person in recovery and marked by significant red flags or warning signs. These warning signs can cause a person to return to their drug or alcohol abuse. A relapse prevention plan is a great tool that […]
Updated on May 13th, 2021 Knowing how to support a recovering alcoholic or drug addict isn’t always easy. When a loved one or relative enters recovery, it can be a time of great joy as well as simultaneous doubt and confusion, perhaps even a little fear on the part of everyone concerned. While you want […]
3 Tips to staying sober at SXSW 1.Taking it slow. While you want to get back in the social swing of things, one poor decision can undermine the hard work and determination you put into getting sober. Whether you’re a newcomer or have years of sobriety, the best rule of thumb in staying sober during […]