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...
The Violent Actions of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

The Violent Actions of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Parents, wives and husbands often fear their loved one when they get drunk or high.  They become an entirely different person and often start fights, abusive language and outrageous behavior.  It is scary to imagine your life being lived with such a person.  When a man or woman becomes addicted, they no longer act like themselves.  The sweet, loving person that you once cared for has now become a monster in your face.  There is nothing worse than feeling like there is no hope when your loved one is out of control. Addicts often know that they have a problem, but don’t want to get help for it.  Getting sober takes time, commitment and responsibility.  Most addicts want to live a carefree life of doing whatever they feel like.  They often see getting high as being the only form of happiness.  They will often steal from their family members and friends just to get the drug.  Addicts often lose a sense of themselves. An author by the name of Julie Myerson claimed that her son had become violent to her while he was addicted to drugs.  Her sweet, loving son named Jake turned into something that she did not expect.  He once hit her so hard that she ended up going to the hospital.  If that was not bad enough, she found out that he was teaching his younger brother how to use drugs.  In case you want to read her book, it is entitled, “The Lost Child.” A story like Julies is not uncommon now a days.  Many parents are at a loss of words when it comes...
Why is it Dangerous to Detox off Benzodiazepines without a Detox Center?

Why is it Dangerous to Detox off Benzodiazepines without a Detox Center?

A lot of men and women get prescribed a Benzodiazepine at some point of their life.  Perhaps they are suffering from anxiety or just wanting to be calm.   Most people that have never taken a Benzodiazepine don’t understand how addictive these drugs are. If your doctor prescribed to you: Paxil, Ativan, Xanax, Valium or Klonopin, you are taking a Benzodiazepine. Some people don’t want to continue taking a Benzodiazepine for different reasons.  Getting off a Benzodiazepine is not easy.  If you have taken this drug longer than two weeks, you are probably going to feel some type of a withdrawal if you stop taking the drug.  Many people say that they experience: sleeplessness, panic attacks, shortness of breath, anxiety, skin crawling, fear, brain zaps and so much more.  The list of withdrawal symptoms is lengthy. The worse part about a “Benzo” withdrawal is that you can have a seizure.  A seizure can be fatal.  This is why detoxing with a professional is necessary when coming off of this drug. It can be a matter of life and death. A lot of people say that when they are coming off of a Benzo alone, they feel like nobody understands them.  Many professional therapists say that withdrawal can last years if not done correctly.  This is for many different reasons. Many detox centers today specialize in Benzo withdrawal symptoms.  Most people say that they would never take a Benzodiazepine again because the drug is so hard to come off of.  You need to be under the care of a licensed physician. Never just stop taking this medication cold turkey. A popular...
Is Smoking Marijuana Really an Innocent Drug that is Being Legalized in Some States?

Is Smoking Marijuana Really an Innocent Drug that is Being Legalized in Some States?

If you happen to live in Colorado, Oregon, Washington or Alaska, you are probably aware that marijuana has been legalized for both recreational and medical use.  Many parents are having to ask themselves the hard question of, “Should I let my child smoke pot?”   Many celebrities such as Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen admit to smoking pot regularly.  Smoking pot is “fun and games” for a lot of people that use it recreationally. Marijuana is said to give you a high that is calm and soothing.  Many people that smoke it say that there is no harm in getting high on pot.  Others that use it for medical use say that it relieves pain.  If pot is so good for many people, why are the other states against legalizing marijuana usage? Many young adults choose to smoke pot because their friends are smoking it already.  It is often mixed with alcohol, friendly conversations amongst friends and family members.  Many people that smoke pot will only use this drug.  It is often a lot like smoking cigarettes.  However, there is a certain percentage of people that will smoke part and then start taking a harder drug such as cocaine or heroin.  Many young adults feel that they can handle marijuana, so why not try cocaine, heroin or flakka.  When a person first tries one of these harder drugs, it feels great.  The drug helps them to forget about their present day world and takes them somewhere beyond their own reality.  Over time, these drugs cause a person to get addicted.  Once a person is addicted to a hard drug such...