How Dangerous Is Alcohol Withdrawal?

Making the tough decision to get help to overcome addiction to or dependence on alcohol is a positive step. It is, however, not an easy one to make and you’re probably wondering what’s in store for you. Before any substantive treatment program can begin, you first have to undergo detoxification to clear the alcohol from…

Mindful Meditation: A Tool for Recovery

It’s widely accepted that America’s first contact with “mindfulness” came in the form of a speech given by Indian guru Swami Vivekananda to the World Conference on Religions held in Chicago in 1893. Vivekananda was on a mission to bring the spiritual practices of his homeland to America—and he succeeded. His speech sparked an interest…

Are 12-Step Groups Safe for Women?

Support groups, especially those using the 12 steps, are loved by many and rejected by others. For addicts, a support group is an important part of an overall treatment program. The support group provides emotional and social connections with other people with similar experiences. Support groups give recovering addicts a place to go time and…

Repairing Your Body After Addiction

Recovery from drug addiction is a long journey and now that you are clean you deserve congratulations. But if you’re feeling run down, tired, and can’t summon much energy for a celebration, it may be because of all the damage that you did to your body by taking drugs. We often hear about the impact…