Learning to Stay Sober as a Christian Believer after Rehab

Learning to Stay Sober as a Christian Believer after Rehab

You may or may not have been a Christian before your drug and alcohol addiction started.  At this stage of your life, sobriety is important.  Staying sober means being able to keep your job and keeping friends and family in your life.  If you accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, you know that God loves you.  God wants to see you sober because drugs and alcohol will only keep your mind body and spirit unhealthy. If you received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and savior in rehab, you owe it to yourself to keep on learning about your faith.  When you feel down, you have Jesus to turn to.  You are no longer walking through this life alone. If you have been a Christian for most of your life, your relationship with Jesus may have become cold.  It is now time to pick up your Bible and start reading it daily.  Begin learning about why God loves you.  Learn why Jesus died for you.  These steps are important to take because it will help to keep you sober. Once you understand that you are not alone in this life, you will begin to focus your attention on something other than yourself.  Christianity teaches love for your fellow brother or sister.  It teaches you how to live for God and not for drugs and alcohol. If you understand that you are obligated to God in life, you will begin to see that you can never go back to drugs and alcohol.   It will only destroy your life.  Having faith in Jesus means that you are not going to ever...
How to Avoid Binge Drinking on Your College Campus

How to Avoid Binge Drinking on Your College Campus

You just arrived at college and you have little to no friends yet.  You want to mingle in with the other students and have been invited to a weekend party.  This party will include cool music, beer, chatting and hookups.  You don’t drink, but feel stupid going to the party and saying, “I don’t drink.”  What can you do to not look like a dweeb? For starters, be honest with yourself.  Does drinking really make you cool?  In actuality, it doesn’t.  If you have the ability to party and have fun with no drinking involved, it makes you a stronger person. It makes you someone that knows yourself and what you need.  People that drink at parties often do so because they need to relieve stress or just have fun. If you can go to a party not having to drink, pat yourself on the back.  You are not a “party pooper”.  Instead, you are someone that knows how to have fun without all the drama and expense of drinking. Think about how much money you can save by not having to buy or chip in for beer at a party.  If you can just show up and have fun, you have conquered half of the battle.  Let people know you for what you stand for.  If you are true to yourself, then others will recognize that and find truth about you.  There is nothing worse than talking to someone drunk that has no idea who they are or what they are even talking about. Many students that binge drink don’t realize that it can be lethal to your...
How to Help Your Husband to Get Into an Alcohol Treatment Center

How to Help Your Husband to Get Into an Alcohol Treatment Center

Getting your husband into an alcohol treatment center is no easy task. It takes time, effort and patience to get him to see that you are serious about getting sober. Wives across the United States are often asking themselves why their husbands drink booze. Are they doing something wrong to contribute to their alcoholism? You are scared that if he doesn’t change, he will die. Your situation is best understood by rehabs across the United States. Many admissions counselors get calls every day from housewives that have had enough. They can no longer deal with their husband’s alcoholism. They either want to get him sober or divorce. Men are often the hardest people to convince that they need help. Most men want to believe that they are indestructible and do not even have a problem with alcohol. Getting him to see that he has a problem often takes an intervention. Interventions are costly, but often get the result that you are looking for. The interventionist can help you to see that sending him to a treatment center is the only option. Let him/her explain to you how the intervention process works. You will eventually see that your husband gets the help that they need because of the love that you have shown. If you have a loving relationship with your spouse, they don’t want to see you hurt and in pain. Often, they are willing to listen if you give them consequences. Your consequences may be that if you don’t get help, I am going to divorce you. Alcoholics often respond best when they understand the consequences of what...
What Should You Take with You When You Leave for Rehab

What Should You Take with You When You Leave for Rehab

You decided that rehab is a good place for you to start your life over again.  Good decision on your part!  However, you may be asking yourself what you should take and not take with you.  Here are a few things that you should do before going to rehab. First, call the treatment center that you will be going to.  Ask them for a list of things that you can and cannot take with you.  If you cannot get a hold of anyone and your plane is set to leave in a few hours, here are a few tips on what to take and not take with you. No cell phones. Most treatment centers do not allow you to have cell phones because you cannot make personal calls while you are in treatment. Most rehabs have it set so that you can call home with a person assisting you.  This may be a counselor that is assigned to work with you.  If you don’t think that you should have it, the best thing to do is to leave it at home. Illegal Substances should not be taken with you. This may seem a bit obvious, but many people forget to empty their pockets before boarding a plane.  If you have cocaine or heroin in your pocket, you will get stopped at the airport and may even be arrested for having illegal contraband. Guns, Knives, protection devices should be left at home. Many states allow people to carry these types of weapons on them. However, they don’t belong in a rehab.  You don’t want to put anyone in danger at...
Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Fort Lee New Jersey

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Fort Lee New Jersey

Fort Lee, New Jersey is the home of 36,014 people.  In the midst of the population are people that struggle with drug and alcohol abuse on a daily basis.  For some men and women, fighting alcohol or drug addiction is a lifelong battle.  Waking up every day feeling like there is not hope is the reality of many addicts.  In order to find help, it is important to find a professional drug and alcohol abuse treatment center. Many addicts often fear treatment because they know that getting sober takes commitment.  Time, obligation and wanting to start a new life is part of sobriety.  Choosing the right treatment center takes time, research and the help of a loved one.  Many addicts that have gone through a treatment program before may actually try to give up finding a new one.  This is mainly because many treatment facilities promise you something and then don’t deliver. It is important to understand that staying sober takes a lot of hard work and effort.  It is all about understanding your addiction.  No matter if you live in Fort Lee, New Jersey or California, you must take living sober seriously. Many treatment centers say that attending a 30 day inpatient program is the best way to get help.  A lot of addicts that have been through 7 day programs say that once they get out of the program, they often turn back to drugs and alcohol.  This is mainly because it is not enough time to change a habit.  In an article published last year by the Huffington Post, a doctor by the name of Dr....