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Everything You Need to Know About DUI Offenses in Tennessee

The journey to sobriety is different for every alcoholic and addict. Your reason for choosing to explore a sober life may be different than others who are struggling with addiction, but remember, the choice you make is your own and can be the catalyst for change. While some individuals make a choice to quit using drugs or alcohol for more personal reasons such as saving a failing relationship, others may make a change after being involved in or responsible for an  alcohol-related... Read More
Posted by Jim Butler at Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Depression and Addiction

A Complex Combination  “If I am hurt in a car wreck, please don’t take me to a 12-Step meeting.” This bit of wisdom is occasionally heard in the rooms of AA or NA, the point being there are some human ills that recovery programs may not cure. Depression is such an ill. But it doesn’t mean there is no hope for those suffering from the “double whammy” of depression and addiction. Quite the opposite: a key part of a program of recovery is learning... Read More
Posted by Jim Butler at Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Spiritual Solutions and Recovery without Religion

The Dirty Word Alcoholics and Addicts Hate Few terms scare away as many active addicts and alcoholics as the s-word:  spiritual.  Get me out of here! This is why many recovery programs avoid any belief system beyond atheism or agnosticism. The notion of a spiritual  anything—much less spiritual solutions to addiction— is to be avoided. Some folks are agnostic, others atheist, others raised in religious circumstances which they now find deplorable for various... Read More
Posted by Jim Butler at Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Primer on Opiates and Opioids

In  Signs of Opiate Addiction , we discussed the terms  opiates  and  opioids.  Both are powerful drugs that are highly effective for the relief of pain. And, as all too many of us know, they are dangerously addictive. What’s the difference between the two? You often hear the words used interchangeably. Let’s look at their origins. Natural vs. Synthetic vs. Semi-Synthetic Opioids Natural opiates  most often originate from the... Read More
Posted by Jim Butler at Tuesday, February 12, 2019

How Long Until I Am Sober?

Good question. People ask us this often, not only for economic reasons (how much will this cost?), but also for work and family considerations.  How long until I’m sober?  The question comes hopefully, with hope for a cure and wholeness restored. At the same time, we also know that most alcoholics or addicts hope the answer to  How long until I’m sober?  is  Not very long.  Going away seems so drastic. Here’s the good news:  it takes... Read More
Posted by Jim Butler at Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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