Am I gay? The term "gay for the stay" is prison related but, it happens quite often during active drug addiction. Let me explain. There is a huge difference between being a drug addict in the suburbs or country compared to being a drug addict in the big city. I know this from personal experience. In the city, women are much more extreme and it's a whole different world for an addict. Or … [Read more...] about Same-Sex Relationship In Active Addiction?
Any intimate relationship can be difficult. Whether it be boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife, girlfriend and girlfriend or engaged, divorced, or off and on for years. It doesn't matter who your significant other is, it's how your relationship is. How you connect with one another. That being said, what about two addicts in a relationship? I'm talking about those relationships that … [Read more...] about Addictive Relationships In Active Addiction
This is a guest post by an extremely inspirational and powerful woman. From the first time, I found myself on jameemaree.com, I was mesmerized. Her style of writing is genuine and she speaks from the heart. Not to mention, we share a similar passion for empowering women. This story is the first in a new series being featured on Maintaining Miracles titled Love in Addiction. The author tells … [Read more...] about Love in Addiction: In Love With An Addict
Whether you are in a recovery program or in self-recovery, a treatment plan is an essential tool for you to have. I'm not telling you to map out every little detail of your life from here on out. Not at all but, the truth of the matter is that you need to complete a set list of goals in order to achieve, both long-term and short-term success. Not only is this an essential element in recovery … [Read more...] about Create Your Own Treatment Plan
Without a doubt, addiction changes you. We all are well aware of that. Every person is quick to point out the bad things and how addiction ruins every aspect of your life. It does, it brings people to their knees. If you hit rock bottom as many addicts do then you have probably faced many moments in your addiction when you were praying for death. Praying for the pain to end. Wanting nothing … [Read more...] about 8 Lessons Addiction Has Taught You
Service dogs aren't the only type of pet that helps people. Cats, rabbits, birds, even ferrets or pigs can be enlisted as service animals. Animals aren't only used to service police offers, those with physical restrictions, or people with Alzheimer's. Pets have been proven to help others as well. They are now being used in treatment for those with mental health issues such as ADD, PTSD, stress … [Read more...] about Pets Help People in Addiction Recovery