What Is Powerlessness? Step One of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.” That’s Step 1 of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and as anyone who is active in the 12-Step

Relapse: Smokers Have Increased Risk

Are you a tobacco user? Do you smoke cigarettes daily, or even occasionally? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we strongly encourage you to consider smoking cessation. In the United States, nary

Recovery: Addiction Treatment and The 12-Steps

For 82 years, the program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been a lifesaving tool for millions around the globe. No other method of addiction recovery has borne as much fruit. That

Embracing Your Second Chance: Finding Employment After Rehab

Making your way to recovery after addiction to drugs and alcohol is something like being reborn. It’s a second chance to become an empowered person who can make wise decisions and create a life that

Benefits of Choosing Treatment in Delray Beach

Whether you’re a South Florida native or are relocating to the area, Delray Beach is the ideal spot to seek addiction treatment. A first-class resort destination and two-time winner of the All-American City Award, Delray

Change Holiday Traditions to Support Recovery

Mulled wine and wassail when guests arrive, eggnog on Christmas Eve or a champagne toast before the turkey is carved… These familiar traditions are incorporated into many festive holiday seasons, but they may be dangerous

Mental Illness: Busting the Stigma

Of all the health conditions that afflict people around the world, mental illness is arguably least understood. And for good reason. Depression or addiction, and the like, cannot be seen by the naked eye. Sure, symptoms

Florida Tackles Prescription Opioid Epidemic

With the hurricanes leaving Florida behind (for the time being), Governor Rick Scott is turning his attention toward prescription opioid use disorder. After all, the number of Floridians dying each year from opioids is like

Recovering From Addiction: A Tremendous Feat

Recovery is something worth celebrating. Anyone who manages to break the cycle of addiction has achieved a tremendous feat. It is something worth being proud of, to be sure. That doesn’t mean that one should

Stigma of Addiction Addressed Through Art

Addiction is an insidious mental illness that has no known cure. But, it can be treated and kept at bay through a program of spiritual maintenance. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)