How Much Recovery Capital Do You Have?

How Much Recovery Capital Do You Have?

Words from a WSTC Therapist By: Tyler Oberheim Recovery capital is defined as the internal and external resources that an individual possesses to help sustain recovery (Granfield & Cloud, 1999; Cloud & Granfield, 2004). There are three main categories of recovery capital...
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06/23 2015
Top 10 Most Popular Recreational Drugs

Top 10 Most Popular Recreational Drugs

The ten most popular recreational drugs are a variety of substances that produce specific feelings and symptoms. They originate from different sources and are unique in their design, purpose and abuse. Here is a quick snapshot of each drug, its history and/or...
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06/22 2015
Living in Gratitude: Recovery after Drinking

Living in Gratitude: Recovery after Drinking

I’ve spent a large part of my life, even before I started drinking, believing that disaster was inevitably around the corner at all times. I can’t even count the mornings I woke up with negative thoughts already beating down the door of...
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06/19 2015
How to Deal with a Loved One Abusing Alcohol

How to Deal with a Loved One Abusing Alcohol

Alcoholism affects millions of people and can wreak havoc on relationships, health, careers and lives. While alcoholism has many negative effects on the person struggling from it, watching a loved one deal with an alcohol abuse issue can also be difficult and...
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06/18 2015
Drug Use by Teens: 15 Most Common

Drug Use by Teens: 15 Most Common

Teenage drug use rates fluctuate according to what type of drug is used. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) conducts surveys to determine what trends are taking place yearly by teenagers. The NIDA website has graphs that reveal yearly drug trends...
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06/16 2015
What to do if Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

What to do if Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

What is Heroin? Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive opioid narcotic. It blocks the neurotransmission of pain and induces relaxation and feelings of euphoria. Heroin is most often sniffed, smoked or injected and can produce a quick rush (high), occurring within just...
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06/11 2015
Top 10 Most Addictive Illegal Drugs

Top 10 Most Addictive Illegal Drugs

The detoxification and recovery from drug addiction is a difficult process that one has to endure. Some drugs are more addictive than others are because their chemical structure causes cravings for more of the drug. Certain drugs also cause physical changes to...
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06/08 2015
Any length to stay sober

Any length to stay sober

I’ll be the first to admit sometimes I don’t go to any length to stay sober. I’ve gone a week and a half without going to a meeting, I don’t write out my Tenth Step every single night, and sometimes I procrastinate...
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06/04 2015
Surviving as an alcoholic is quite a journey

Surviving as an alcoholic is quite a journey

Surviving alcohol addiction is quite a journey. It takes strength. It takes courage. It takes motivation. It takes love. It takes support. I could go on and on, but the point is: it is NOT an easy journey. Anyone on this journey...
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05/13 2015