Alcohol is a normal part of our culture, and you can find it everywhere-in television shows, at nearly every restaurant, and even at your office holiday party. Many adults regularly enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or beer at a football game, and some even get drunk on occasion. In a culture that is so accepting of alcohol, how do you know if you've crossed a line into alcohol addiction? How far is too far?
When new residents enter rehab at Hawaiian Island Recovery (HIR), they often have questions about what life will look like during their stay and how their habits will change throughout the program. One common question we hear residents ask is, "What will I eat while I'm at HIR?"
You may not know this, but what you eat during your recovery can have a huge impact on your success.
Although it’s true that drug and alcohol addiction wreaks havoc on your body, the harm isn’t only physical. Drug and alcohol addiction affects the entire family and can have serious effects on your loved ones.
Many Alaskans when in need of treatment for alcohol or substance abuse have turned to the Hawaiian Islands for treatment, and with good reason.
The idea of forgiveness was a completely ludicrous concept to me before I came into recovery. My reality at the time, told me that I was a free spirit, I held absolutely no resentments and that I loved everyone. Live and let live, I sang out, as I’d down a triple shot of tequila and snort up an 8-inch line of cocaine.
Eric Show wasn’t your typical baseball player. In fact, everybody who knew him said he was a guy who marched to the beat of a different drum. Some called him “eccentric” and said he didn’t fit in with fellow baseball players, often bringing his guitar along on road trips.
Understand what is co-dependency, how it looks like and the typical symptoms of a co-dependent. Learn why you should get treatment for co-dependency and the most effective treatment available to help you beat co-dependency for good.
Partying with friends is an accepted part of a celebrity lifestyle, and Pelle Lindbergh was no exception, but Lindbergh had barely begun to scratch the surface of his tremendous potential as goalie with the Philadelphia Flyers when a horrific car accident ended his life on November 11, 1985. Lindbergh was only 26.
Discover how Nicole Scherzinger, a Hawaiian actress, struggled with bulimia, an eating disorder that took a toll on her health. Learn about the proper treatment program for this type of behavioral bulimia and how you or your loved one can overcome this behavioral disorder for good.
It’s no secret that Angelina Jolie struggled with drug abuse for several years when she was in her early twenties, and information about her struggles aren’t difficult to find on the Internet and social media. Jolie, who just turned 40 ...
It is no secret that substance and alcohol abuse are at epidemic proportions. At a certain point, the abuser is aware that they have a real problem and could use some help. Those who procrastinate in getting help usually sink deeper into the abuser’s spiral of heavier abuse. Many of these people are reluctant to ask for help because they are embarrassed, and mistakenly think that if they ask for help that they are showing weakness.
Learn whether being addicted to triathlons and ultra-marathons can help you overcome your addiction to alcohol and drugs. Find out what former addicts say about replacing addiction with “healthy addiction” like athletics and see if you can apply this to yourself.