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The Do’s and Don’ts of Supporting a Loved One with Substance Abuse (Part 3)

The Do’s and Don’ts of Supporting a Loved One with Substance Abuse (Part 3) - support puzzle piece

Your loved one is back from her addiction recovery program, but that does not mean that she is cured.

Addiction Can Be Treated, Not Cured

Most professionals in the addiction recovery community agree that there is no cure for addiction. Still, studies seem to show that each year of sobriety makes relapse less likely. Of those in their first year of sobriety, two out of every three people will relapse. (more…)

Shameless Recovery: Guilt, Shame, and How to Cope

Shameless Recovery: Guilt, Shame, and How to Cope - pointing fingers at woman - waypoint recovery centerOftentimes, people entering addiction recovery programs have already fallen short of their personal standards.

That is why examining regrets is such an important part of addressing the root cause of addiction. Even so, there is a fine line between knowing you have behaved badly (guilt) and believing you are bad (shame). Distinguishing between guilt and shame could make all the difference to your recovery. (more…)

How to Launch a Successful Job Search in Recovery

How to Launch a Successful Job Search in Recovery - job search online - waypoint recovery centerCan you explain this gap in your employment history?

If your recovery has included time away from your career, this interview question can sound like a non-starter. You have a lot to be proud of in recovery, but how do you explain time off for self-care? Or even termination from your last job? (more…)

How Alcohol May Be Damaging to Your Body

How Alcohol May Be Damaging to Your Body - alcohol effects on organs - waypoint recovery centerAlcohol’s effects on the body are numerous and wide-ranging.

Side effects occur not only with long-term alcohol use or abuse, but also with light to moderate drinking over a period of time.

Many people drink alcohol because of its immediate effects on the central nervous system. (more…)

Letting Go of Old Ideas

Letting Go of Old Ideas - let it go - waypoint recovery centerWhen I began recovery from alcoholism, I didn’t realize I would need to let go of old beliefs about life. But learning to let go has actually been one of the biggest benefits of working a 12-step program.

When I got sober, I brought a lifetime of ideas with me, both self-taught and society driven. Every time something did not go the way I thought it should, I believed it was my fault. (more…)