Gratitude is key to recovery

Gratitude is key to recovery

Gratitude and attitude have a reciprocal relationship that promotes our recovery when we’re willing to receive.

How to grow spiritually

How to grow spiritually

My friends in AA got me started in the right direction with the adage, “Religion is for people who are afraid to go to hell and spirituality is for those who have already been there.”

Getting used to "being okay" in recovery

Getting used to “being okay” in recovery

Serenity is a foreign feeling. We’re likely to distrust it and rail against it. Many of us create “drama” simply to get back to what we’re accustomed to. If we can tolerate the discomfort of things going well, we come to recognize the feeling as the gateway to further growth and healing.

How do I forgive myself?

How do I forgive myself?

When it comes to ourselves, we are accountable for the harm we caused to others but not the harm we caused ourselves while using. We let nothing go. We hold resentment against self as a means of self-control.

Can I detox from Xanax at home?

Can I detox from Xanax at home?

Most folks don’t realize that the two most dangerous substances in the world to withdraw from are benzodiazepines and alcohol. In this article, we offer the facts about detoxing from Xanax not as medical advice but rather as guidance.