Father John Corapi has been accused of drug addiction and sexual improprieties and has been forced to cancel multiple Catholic Charities fundraising events as a result. While the sexual misconduct may not surprise many readers, the reports of drug addiction may be somewhat scandalous. The charges, made by a former employee, have rocked the Illinois … Continue reading Priest Accused of Drug Addiction and Other Scandals
When you have a problem with prescription medications, the last thing you want to do is take more pills. While a clean break from pharmaceuticals is often the ultimate goal in recovery, don’t ignore the helpful role some drugs play in recovery. Medications can provide a pathway to a quality of life that might not … Continue reading 5 Arguments for Using Meds to Fight Prescription Drug Addiction
Fighting cravings requires attention. It requires skill. And yes, it requires effort. While it would be nice if recovery were simple, easy, and straightforward, there will always be challenges and triggers. You can’t forget about your recovery. You have to dedicate time and awareness. You have to fight cravings you will inevitably face. Treatment makes … Continue reading Paying Attention: Fighting Marijuana Addiction Cravings
When you drink too much or too often, you become dependent on alcohol. When you are dependent on alcohol or any drug, you experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop using. Every drug has unique withdrawal symptoms. One potential alcohol withdrawal symptom is delirium tremens (DTs). Not everyone experiences DTs when ending alcohol use. Only a … Continue reading The DTs: What They Are and How to Fight Them
You have likely had to take a drug test at some point in your life. You may have had to take one before getting hired. You may have been randomly screened once or several times after beginning work. Many jobs require drug testing. One job that doesn’t is that of judge. The question is, should … Continue reading Drug Testing for Judges: Should It be Mandatory?
Cravings come and go in recovery. Maintaining sobriety begins with remembering this fact. It begins with being prepared to crush cravings when they come. It continues with being aware of risk factors even after they go. Cravings may leave you alone for days, weeks or even months. Make the most of this time, and live … Continue reading 5 Ways to Crush Crystal Meth Cravings
Drug addiction triggers are the events, feelings or situations that cause those in recovery to let go of their focus on remaining clean and sober and relapse on their drug of choice. Seeing someone using your drug of choice, for example, is a common trigger, or arguing with a romantic partner has driven more than one person … Continue reading Common Drug Addiction Triggers and How to Fight Them, Part I
Crystal meth addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to shake in the long-term. According to several studies, relapse occurs between seven and ten months after completion of crystal meth rehab in about 80 percent of recovering addicts. Whether a relapse translates to a full-blown return to crystal meth addiction or is just a … Continue reading 10 Steps to Avoid Crystal Meth Addiction Relapse
Reports vary concerning the proportion of U.S. prisoners between whites, blacks and Hispanics. Some say that the proportions are nearly equal involving sentences of one-plus years in state prisons for a drug-related offense. The most serious offense for 206,300 of those 1,316,409 inmates involves illegal drugs. What might come as a surprise – due to … Continue reading Race Statistics, Drug Addiction and Prison
After drug and alcohol rehab, many are in a big rush to start a new romantic relationship. Some find refuge in the relationship, others like the way it makes them feel to fall in love, and others are looking for validation and support. Whatever the reason, starting new relationships in the first year of recovery … Continue reading New Relationships in Recovery: Good Idea or Bad Idea?