Monthly Archives: December 2014

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New Year’s Eve—Don’t Let one night Ruin Your Recovery!

Well, as hard as it is to comprehend, another year is just about over! Yep, tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, and we all know what that means—a PARTY!!!  The BIG question you must ask yourself is, “What kind of party will you be attending?” Will it be one that’s tons of FUN without the use […]

By |December 30th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on New Year’s Eve—Don’t Let one night Ruin Your Recovery!

Is it time for a Drug or Alcohol Addiction “Intervention”?

During the Holidays a family member or friend’s drinking or drug use can be especially difficult to deal with, disrupting to peace and harmony in the family, and painful in so many ways. If someone you care about is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, it might be time for an “Addiction Intervention.” Here’s an […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Is it time for a Drug or Alcohol Addiction “Intervention”?

A “Failure Environment” can Set You Up for Addiction!

Are you creating a “failure environment” that sets you up for addiction??? Here’s an experience I had some years ago that might add some light to this question—

Years ago I watched a championship boxing match. I don’t recall the names, the specific boxing federation, nor the weight class, but one thing I will never forget: […]

By |December 16th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on A “Failure Environment” can Set You Up for Addiction!

Chronic Pain is Creating an Addicton Epidemic!

Here at Action, as we help individuals take back their lives from drug and alcohol addiction, we find many individuals get trapped in drug abuse as a result of dealing with chronic pain. Here’s a report from the Betty Ford Center that shows the chronic pain issue related to addiction in America is worse than […]

By |December 13th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Chronic Pain is Creating an Addicton Epidemic!

Prescription Drug Deaths increase 400% in Utah!

While Utah certainly has its share of traditional drug and alcohol addiction, there’s also a “stealth” addiction in Utah—Prescription drugs. Unfortunately, some in Utah’s conservative religious community who are abusing prescription drugs believe—”If a doctor prescribes it then it’s legal, I’m not abusing it, and I’m not an addict.” This naivete and denial often lead […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Prescription Drug Deaths increase 400% in Utah!

Mom Posts Facebook Photo of Drunk Son Covered In Vomit

Just in case we in recovery need to be reminded about the really STUPID, and potentially DEADLY decisions we’ve made in the past, and that we CAN make in the future if we don’t keep actively WORKING our recovery, here’s an article about vomit, neknominate and potential death—

http://www.thefix.com/content/mom-posts-facebook-photo-drunk-son-covered-vomit-after-neknominate-game

 

Check out our last blogpost about Life After […]

By |December 8th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Mom Posts Facebook Photo of Drunk Son Covered In Vomit

Wes Bentley—There’s Life After Heroin Addiction

Here at Action, we see a LOT of clients suffering with heroin addiction. When they first join our recovery program and community, they have a hard time imagining life completely free from their heroin dependency. But, with time and consistently working in their recovery, the previously impossible happens—they break free!

Here’s one of Hollywood’s stars sharing […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Wes Bentley—There’s Life After Heroin Addiction

Alcohol & Drug Addiction—Pain Avoidance or Pleasure Seeking?

In my 29 years as a substance abuse counselor, I have often heard professionals and recovering addicts express the belief that drug and alcohol addiction are primarily about people running away from, avoiding and self-medicating the stress, pain and pressures of life. While I believe that this most certainly plays a significant role in addiction, […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Alcohol & Drug Addiction—Pain Avoidance or Pleasure Seeking?

A 10-point Holiday Strategy to Stay in Recovery

The Holidays can be a wonderful time of year, and they can also be a vulnerable time for recovery setbacks. While we can do well in our recovery at other times of the year, there’s something about the Holidays that can set us up for a potential relapse. Here’s a 1–point Holiday strategy to help […]

By |December 3rd, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on A 10-point Holiday Strategy to Stay in Recovery

A Holiday Stress-Reduction Plan for your Recovery

We all know that the holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, but especially for those of us in recovery. Stress can be a BIG trigger for relapse, so it’s essential that you have a Holiday Stress-Reduction Plan.

Here’s a great article from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation that will help you make your own […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on A Holiday Stress-Reduction Plan for your Recovery