“American Horror Story” star Cheyenne Jackson is on cloud nine in his latest social media post as he celebrates five years of sobriety. Jackson achieved the milestone despite the hardships and rough times he faced during the transition. “Over this time I’ve experienced more highs and lows than I sometimes
Mental illness evokes various images – a wild man screaming on the streets, a young mother balled up in a fetal position, a catatonic soldier, etc. Few associate mental illness with normalcy. Contrary to how movies and television portray such people, most mentally ill people look and act like everyone
You struggled with addiction. You entered recovery. You made it through to the other side, and now you’re counting off the months (or years) of sobriety. Now that you’re healthier, you want to give back to others who have yet to recover as much as you have. It’s no mystery
California has some of the nicest weather on the planet, in addition to some of the best schools, beaches, parks and vacation destinations. California also has some of the most severe laws regarding driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Understanding the current laws helps drivers realize the
Moving on from a protected recovery environment can be exciting and scary at the same time. Residential treatment, outpatient programs and sober living environments all provide daily structure, guidance and support. Upon discharge, this support is replaced with pages of instructions on how to stay sober. But will it work?
Few things are more exhilarating — and more frightening — than leaving a rehabilitation center after a long stay and finally returning home. Your entire future is laid out in front of you. Will you remain sober this time? Will the coping skills you acquired during your stay actually pay
After receiving treatment for substance abuse and/or mental illness, it may be difficult to transition back into your normal life. Many of the triggers that were once removed from your life during treatment are very much present when you return home. Fortunately, there are valuable resources for people in recovery