Friendship as a Motivator in Recovery

Friendship as a Motivator in Recovery

In recovery people often talk about sponsorship.  This is someone who will guide you through your sobriety and the Twelve Steps to remain clean and sober.  But, there is another aspect of recovery that is just as important; making friends.  For anyone in recovery,...
Virginia Rehab Centers and a Sister’s Story of Hope

Virginia Rehab Centers and a Sister’s Story of Hope

By:  Debbi T. Hope.  That is what I want to share with you today.  I have been where you are.  I am the sibling of an addict.  It first started as an alcohol addiction and then it escalated to painkillers, marijuana and eventually heroin.  But today, I am thankful to...
Compulsive Gambling Treatment and Handling Grief

Compulsive Gambling Treatment and Handling Grief

Grieving can be a very difficult time to get through for any person.  For those in recovery it will be a process that will need to be learned.  When a person comes into recovery they might be grieving the loss of their addiction (i.e. not gambling anymore).  As well,...
VA Alcohol Rehab and Maintaining Sobriety

VA Alcohol Rehab and Maintaining Sobriety

This former patient had everything going for her.  She had completed treatment for alcoholism and took action with her aftercare plan.  So, she was doing the right things to remain sober.  Guess what happened next?  This patient’s life got better and better.  From not...
In the Zone- The Final Chapter

In the Zone- The Final Chapter

It is important for any athlete, performer or anyone in recovery to stay focused.  Baseball taught me to do just that. Now, with the stress of the playoffs ahead, our 1987 baseball team had to concentrate on the goal at hand.  We had to heighten our awareness.  We...