When it’s time for treatment – what do you choose: cold turkey or a painless detox in Atlanta? It’s hard enough figuring out that you need a little help getting control of your drug or alcohol situation. Then you come to find out that there are many more choices than you realized for getting that help. And before you know it, you feel like you made the mistake of taking I-285 at 4p.m., stuck bumper to bumper.
Let’s help get you out of some frustrating traffic by talking drug and alcohol detox options. We get the logic behind the cold turkey method of quitting drugs or alcohol. When you want to be done with something, you want to be DONE. You want to brush your hands free of it and walk away. And for some people this works. They put it down, they walk away, and they begin what will be their successful recovery. But it doesn’t work for everybody. Read more →
This is the time of year that Recovery in New Orleans discusses giving up booze after Mardi Gras. Not only is it the end of an indulgent time of year for the city and its people, but for some it marks the beginning of Lent when they try (and in the past often failed) to quit alcohol on their on. If you keep finding yourself in this cycle, read on to discover how to obtain a healthy recovery in New Orleans. Read more →
Sober dating in Atlanta doesn’t have to be as daunting as it might sound to some. If you follow some simple guidelines and steer clear of situations your sober self isn’t quite ready for, you could be well on your way to enjoying a relationship in this new, healthy time in your life, free from the strains of drugs or alcohol. Read more →
Simply put a high-functioning alcoholic is someone who still manages a career and/or cares for a family while continuing to abuse alcohol. Responsible, productive, high-achieving, powerful: these don’t seem like terms that describe someone with a drinking problem, but they can. And it’s because a high-functioning alcoholic does not fit the stereotype of a drunk that your problem can go unnoticed by those around you. And as a high-functioning alcoholic, you’re probably in denial about your drinking being problematic. After all, you’re still “fulfilling your duties.” Read more →
What is the most successful addiction recovery program? “The most successful addiction recovery program is the one that works for you,” says ExecuCare Founder Mike Sanders. “And it’s not the same for everybody.” He has a personal take on what a successful recovery is. This January marks his ten-year sober anniversary. And he knows it’s that time of year when many of you are trying your hardest to enter into a successful recovery. He’s been there. Just know that you are not alone, and your hope for a drug or alcohol-free future is possible. Read more →
It seems like a simple question: how to quit drugs and alcohol? But it’s not that simple. Some people can put down drugs or alcohol and walk away. Some are able to go cold turkey when they’ve decided that drugs and alcohol are disrupting their lives. But for many, they try to go cold turkey and find themselves right back to their old habits. Do you keep ending up in the same place, repeating the same habits, making the same promises? If so, you might need to readjust the way you think in order to understand how to quit drugs and alcohol. Read more →