Non-Alcoholic Christmas Drinks That Your Guests Would Love

The holiday season can be a difficult time for people looking to enjoy a non-alcoholic celebration. Rather than forgo the festivities, try one, or more, of the following drinks. Your guests will never miss the alcohol and all will enjoy a safe and alcoholic-free celebration. Ginger Punch Mix 3 cups of water and 1/4 cup minced ginger in a small pan and boil for two minutes then turn off the heat and let sit for fifteen minutes. Strain and add 1/4 cup each of honey, molasses and cider vinegar. Add 3/4 cups lemon juice. Finally, add six more cups of water to the mixture and chill overnight. Raspberry Punch … Continue reading

Why P. S. Hoffman’s Death Knocked the Mass So Hard

Philip Seymour Hoffman began struggling with addiction at a young age. He achieved sobriety at 22 and didn’t drink or use drugs for the next 23 years of his life. During those two decades, he won an Academy Award and was nominated for three more Academy Awards. He also fathered three children. In 2012, he began abusing prescription pain medication. Just two years later, he was found dead on his bathroom floor. The police unearthed almost 50 envelopes labeled “Ace of Spades” in Hoffman’s apartment. They believe that they contained heroin. The police also found prescription drugs, used syringes, and empty bags. Hoffman was expected to pick up his … Continue reading

Instagram: The Latest Virtual Market for Drugs

The drug dealing of today is drastically different compared to the past, and can be near impossible to trace if you aren’t sure where to look or know about the latest trends. Fortunately, the “secrets” of new drug dealing have been cracked, so you can help any of your loved ones with addiction to quicker recovery. So, which is the place where drug dealers are flocking to? The answer is definitely going to surprise you, because it’s a social networking app used by millions of people everyday: Instagram. Drugs & Social Networks The photo sharing app, which was bought out recently by social networking giant Facebook, allows users to … Continue reading

Recovery 2.0: A Promising Approach by Tommy Rosen

Recovering from drug addiction is a difficult path but it can be made easier with the right approach and determination from the person who is suffering from addiction. There is a 12-step program that many addicts can go through, but there is another path that can be taken which uses a more holistic approach that is starting to gain more and more recovered addicts. This new program is called Recovery 2.0. Related: Using Strong Mental Self-Control as a Shield Against Addiction Created by Tommy Rosen, who was a former drug addict himself and used this form of recovery to supplement his 12-step program, Recovery 2.0 has become a global … Continue reading

Show Gratitude to Your Counselors This Thanksgiving

On the eve of Thanksgiving, many people focus on preparing festivities for family and friends and thanking God for the blessing in their lives. Amidst this busy time of year, few individuals take the time to show gratitude toward the people who helped them through their dark days of addiction. Drug counselors help patients through some of their lowest points, transitioning them into sober lifestyles. They must establish good rapport with their patients in order to provide proper support, education, and neutral confrontation. A patient must feel as though he or she has an ally who understands the struggle and the need for support. This year make a special … Continue reading