How Getting Over Denial Is the First Step to Recovery

Breaking through the barrier of denial is one of the first steps on the road to recovery. Addiction denial prevents the person suffering from drug or alcohol abuse from asking for help or from seeking treatment. Even though the person addicted to drugs or alcohol knows he has a problem,...

Early Sobriety: Getting Past Your Ego to Rely on Support

In the early stages of recovery, pride is the biggest barrier. Nobody wants to admit there is a substance abuse problem. After all as so the lie goes, only the weak-minded struggle with the addiction. The strong are able to overcome it on their own whenever they decide to stop using a...