Carrie Fisher recently said in an interview that she abused cocaine when she was filming “Empire Strikes Back” as Princess Leia. During the scenes set on the ice planet Hoth, Fisher says she used cocaine. Fisher says: “I didn’t even like coke that much. It was a case of getting on whatever train I needed … Continue reading Carrie Fisher Abused Cocaine on Star Wars Set
Aaron Selchow of Los Gatos, California, lost his best friend to a car accident during his senior year of high school. Over the next three years, Selchow self-medicated his grief with drugs and alcohol until July, 2010, when, according to Mercury News, he overdosed on methadone and died at the age of 20. His friends were devastated, … Continue reading Drug Overdose Death: Turning Tragedy into Hope
What Are The Warning Signs Of Alcoholism To Look Out For Many people who struggle with alcohol use really don’t think they have a problem. But most of the time, friends and loved ones around them can see the warning signs of a problem. If you feel like people get on your case about … Continue reading 6 Warning Signs of Alcoholism
You have gotten past a lot of hurdles to get sober. It’s been a tough road, but it’s been worth it. The following seven things could derail your sobriety and set you back at square one. Find out what they are and learn how to keep your sobriety in check.
If you took a running tally of all the negative thoughts that pass through your mind in a few minutes, would they outnumber the positive or neutral ones? If you did this several times during the day, what would you notice? You might be surprised by what you find. If you are in addiction recovery, … Continue reading The Mental Side of Addiction Recovery
There are few things that can harm a marriage as thoroughly as a drug addiction. Certainly, many people who struggle with substance use manage to save their relationships and sometimes even grow stronger through their recovery. But many marriages do not survive the damage addiction inflicts. Consider a few ways that an untreated drug addiction … Continue reading Drug Addiction and Marriage
Your drug rehab counselor says relapse can happen to anyone going through recovery. Your recovery friends tell you that relapse is part of the process, it’s not the end of the world, and you can get through it. That’s what they say, anyway. It sure feels like the bottom of a dark pit to you. … Continue reading Addiction Relapse: Getting Back On Track
When you stop using drugs, you begin to see the big, ugly gap you were trying to fill. This gap existed long before the addiction developed. In fact, it was probably a large part of the reason you began using drugs in the first place. There was a void or emptiness you didn’t know how … Continue reading Drug Addiction Recovery: Filling the Void
Addiction is influenced by your specific body, biology and brain chemistry. It is a result of your past experiences and your current environment. It reflects your personality and that of the people around you. It is the accumulation of an infinite number of factors that can never be duplicated or replicated. Knowing this, how could … Continue reading Drug Addiction: “You Don’t Understand Me”
You’ve been using drugs or alcohol for a while now. You recognize that you use in unhealthy ways or amounts, but you’re not really sure it’s a problem. You’re pretty sure you’ve managed to hide your use from your boss, your family, or your friends. You still feel okay, even if some aspects of life … Continue reading Your Drug Addiction – Who Does It Hurt?