Maturity and Recovery

“Know the truth and the truth will set you free – but first it will really piss you off”. I’m not sure where that saying comes from, but it has been my experience. One of the many hard truths that my sponsor shared with me over the years is the fact that real recovery is…

The Wisdom of RULE 62

There are many reasons to love AA and 12-Step recovery.  In its 85+ years of existence the program has saved hundreds of thousands of lives (including the life of this writer); it also transmits practical wisdom from the ‘school of hard knocks’- what is shared in the rooms of recovery as well as what is…

Step One

Simplifying The Steps: Step One

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable. For those who decide to use the 12 steps in their quest for recovery, there is a lot to learn. Not everyone uses the 12 steps, but those who do generally are very passionate about their program. With that said,…

young man is sitting on couch and talking to the psychologist

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opioids can include prescription medications like oxycodone and OxyContin, as well as illicit opioids like heroin. They can be both physically and psychologically addicting. Opioids are highly addictive and can cause serious opioid withdrawal symptoms if you stop using. For help, most will turn to an opioid addiction treatment center in Denver. In 2017, President Trump…

Teenager with depression sitting alone

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can become life-threatening, with delirium tremors causing changes in body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. Cravings and triggers can make it difficult to recover from alcoholism without the help of an alcohol addiction treatment center in Denver. While alcohol remains a fixture at parties, sports events and weddings, millions of Americans suffer…