Musings in My Unconventional Life

Finding Strength, Hope, and Courage in Daily Life
Asking For Help…..

Asking For Help…..

This website is dedicated to providing answers and help for you or for your loved one.  Alcohol use disorders (and all drug use disorders)  destroys lives of those effected with it and those affected by it.  Wherever possible, I have added links to people, places and things that I have personally vetted or have been vetted by others who have walked this walk that you are on. 

Why Is It So Hard Tp Quit Drinking?

Why Is It So Hard Tp Quit Drinking?

Alcohol addiction has baffled doctors, psychiatrists and most people since its inception thousands and thousands of years ago.  Archaeological site digs have unearthed ancient gourds or receptacles, where remains of fermented beverages existed at least as early as the Neolithic period.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Continuum of Care

Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Continuum of Care

What this means is that clients should be assessed through an objective (not subjective) process to determine their individual needs for treatment. Substance use treatment programs should be admitting clients through their program rather than admitting the client to their program.

Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking

One of the dangerous forms of alcohol use is binge drinking, which is drinking a large amount in a brief period. If a person makes this a habit, this pattern of abuse can eventually result in a serious addiction.

Why Are Support Groups So Important?

Why Are Support Groups So Important?

Support groups means that the group has a shared goal:  recovery from substance abuse and addiction.  The 12 Step groups break down their meetings by drug of choice (alcohol, heroin, cocaine, etc.)  Women for Sobriety, Celebrate Recovery, Smart Recovery, Y12SR, Refuge Recovery, etc. do not make this distinction.  All of the Community Support Groups discuss feelings, worries, everyday problems, and focus on learning to live without the use of psychoactive substances.  MARA (Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous), recognizes that many people in recovery are assisted with a medically managed medication, such as methadone, and offer this specific support group.   Participating in a group provides you with an opportunity to be with people who share your common purpose and understand your trials and stresses.

Searching for Peace

Searching for Peace

“Father, give us courage to change what must be altered, serenity to accept what cannot be helped, and the insight to know the one from the other.”

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