Recommended Book: How Al-Anon Works

I highly recommend this book to anyone who worries about  a family member, loved-one, or friend that has any kind of addiction.  Al-Anon mainly focuses on helping families and friends of Alcoholics, but it is increasingly helping families and friends of Addicts as well.    This book has about 400 pages and it has so…

Recovery is a Life Long Process

“We suffered from a disease for which there is no known cure. It can however be arrested at some point, and recovery is then possible”. ~ Narcotics Anonymous   For people with addictions, recovery is a daily battle that they must constantly be diligent about fighting.  These practices really can help: Attending 12-step meetings regularly…

Finding Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers in NH

If you or someone you love is looking for substance abuse help, check out this NH Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator to find agencies and individual practitioners offering substance use disorder services, including evaluation (which is a critical first step to determining the level of treatment needed), withdrawal management (detox), outpatient counseling, residential treatment, recovery supports…

Recommended Book: Came to Believe

This book is a collection of stories by A.A. members who write about Step 2 which is: “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”. For many alcoholics and addicts starting a 12 step recovery program, Step 2 can be very difficult or a huge determent from the program.  Many…

Groundbreaking 28-day detox program at the Middleton House of Corrections

The Middleton House of Corrections is one of the largest jails in Massachusetts.  In December of 2015,  a 42-bed detox unit was started on the second floor of the jail that is now changing addict’s lives by addressing the opioid crisis in the state. The detox unit serves inmates who are facing charges for nonviolent offenses…

How Can I Show My Loved One Some Compassion?

First of all, what exactly is compassion?   Compassion means “to suffer with” and is an emotional response of sympathy. But it’s not just a feeling. The feeling is combined with a desire to help. Because we have compassion, we want to take action and help the person who is suffering. Notice the last word…

What is Detachment with Love?

Are you obssessed with a loved one’s drinking or drugging behavior?  Is it all you can think of 24/7?  Are you tired of constantly worrying and checking up on them or lying and covering up for their bad behavior?   Do you try to control them and manipulate them to do as you want?  If…

Support Group: Is Al-Anon right for you?

Are you worried about a loved one’s or friend’s drinking or drugging?  If so, Al-Anon may help you.  Check out these 20 questions in their pamphlet called “Are you troubled by someone’s drinking.”  Al-Anon has helped many families and friends of Alcoholics and Addicts understand the disease, receive hope and support from members, and change attitudes…