10 Questions to Select the Best Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program for Your Daughter

Different drug and alcohol dependent or addicted patients require different treatment settings based on age, diagnostic profile, maturity of addiction, type of addiction, and gender. This means that there is a dizzying array of drug rehab, and drug and alcohol rehab options available. Selecting the right one for your daughter can seem overwhelming at first. […]

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Principles of Recovery: A Broader Application

For decades, professionals and lay sponsors alike have utilized the “Serenity Prayer” as foundational to recovery from addiction. The prayer reads as follows: “God grant unto me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference” (The Serenity Prayer  – utilized by […]

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30 Days of Recovery

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life… He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and […]

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30 Days of Recovery

To my addiction, Looking back into my dark moments Im coming to realize how much I depended on you. I destroyed my relationships to be loyal to you. I favored you over my family and turned to you for comfort. No matter how hard my loved ones around me tried to pull me away from […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Posted by gretchenb | Life at New Haven, Substance Abuse | 0 Comments

  Hi, my name is Cecile F. and I’m the mother of a daughter who has addiction issues. I’m also the daughter of a father who was an alcoholic from his teenage years until he died at the age of 52. As a child I did not know my dad was an alcoholic, I had […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Dear Drugs, I was the kid with a sick fascination for you.  At 5 years old, I would watch the teens across the street light up and smoke a blunt, causing little nervous spasms in my stomach and yet I couldn’t look away. “What do drugs do?” was always a question I asked, and the […]

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30 Days of Recovery

  To the person I once was, If only I had the chance, I would tell you to recognize the beauty as well as the fragility of what you have.  A loving family, a rewarding career and a positive outlook on life have been greatly compromised by addiction and the denial that comes with it.  If […]

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30 Days of Recovery

To my high school teachers, Ok listen…. If you don’t talk about drugs, you’ll never talk about them. If you tell us it’ll make us sick and we will never graduate high school, we won’t care. We don’t care that brain cells will die or that we will end up like zombie because trust me, […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Dear Me, Surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be. As long as I follow this way, I have nothing to fear. Elise C.

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30 Days of Recovery

To my past self, If someone had told me a year ago that I would now be at my third treatment center, I would have told them to get lost. If someone had told me that I would be sober, I would have laughed at them. There’s so many things I wish I would have […]

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