The Pros and Cons of Being at Home in Recovery

The Pros and Cons of Being at Home in Recovery

Staying at home during your recovery is a mixed bag. If you have decided to consider rehab at all, then odds are that steroid addiction has left you tired, beat up and strung out. It is no wonder that, when a recovering steroid addict is struggling, he may seek relief in the most familiar place of all, drugs. In times like these, you must remember your first priority, your health. Addiction is a...

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Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

The Golden Rule has long been seen as an altruistic behavioral model. Turns out, the person we serve the most when serving “others” is ourselves. Even when selfishly motivated, studies show that giving back improves health, happiness, and in some cases, longevity, according to an article published by U.S. News[1]. Furthermore, people who volunteer tend to have higher self-esteem,...

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4 Unexpected Life Benefits of Becoming Sober

4 Unexpected Life Benefits of Becoming Sober

Getting sober from steroids is difficult, but that does not mean that recovery is all work and no play. In fact, living free of the chaos and destruction of addiction makes it possible to live dynamically with purpose, joy and peace. Unexpected benefits abound when you quit drugs, so, to learn about four specific perks you can expect from steroid addiction recovery, read on. Payoff #1: Having...

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Three Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

Three Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

Getting sober is cause for celebration. Once the chaos of active addiction begins to fade, clearing away the haze of preoccupation with using steroids, life comes back into focus. Many people in recovery say that once they passed through detoxification — the process by which the body rids itself of toxic chemicals inflicted by drug use — the world seems bigger, brighter and better. Against...

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What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

To people who are drowning in addiction, interventions are like life preservers, say professionals at the Intervention Resource Center. They provide escape and the hope of redemption, usually by creating a “crisis” that breaks the cycle of destruction. To understand what is actually involved in an intervention, read on. Drama Gets Left at the Door The foundation of any intervention is a calm,...

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Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

Is Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Right for Me?

Professional treatment for steroid addiction can be a doorway that leads to a brand new life. The key to taking advantage of this opportunity is to know which rehab program will serve your needs the best. Options abound and people are complex, so the options that work for one individual may not work for you. Learn about the two most common types of rehab—inpatient and outpatient treatment—to...

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How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

Addiction looks different to everyone. To someone who actively abuses drugs, addiction can feel completely overwhelming, like an irresistible spell. On the other hand, to someone who is contemplating sobriety and rehab, it can feel equally insurmountable, like the thought of climbing Mount Everest. Furthermore, step into the stream of recovery and the perspective changes again: it can take on the...

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Three Reasons to Not Waste Time Before Getting Sober

Three Reasons to Not Waste Time Before Getting Sober

It is a difficult decision to seek treatment for an alcohol or drug addiction. You have probably come close to deciding to get help many times. So close. But things didn’t fall into place right away and by the time you called someone and began to figure out the insurance or other details, you were really needing a drink. The next time when you start thinking that you will get help, get help...

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Self-Image and Recovery

Self-Image and Recovery

Psychology Today defines low self-esteem as a substandard evaluation or a disappointing appraisal of one’s own self-worth. Self-esteem, or a person’s self-image, forms at an early age, and it stays with an individual throughout her life. Parents, grandparents, extended family members, educators and any other person who is a regular part of a child’s life influences self-image, so a child...

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How Each Person’s Recovery from Steroids Is Unique

How Each Person’s Recovery from Steroids Is Unique

American culture and media can cause individuals to experience negative body image, as well as  unrealistic physical expectations. Unhealthy and unfeasible body types have led to eating disorders, surgical extremes and drug use in both men and women. Steroid use often begins as a result of self-image problems or out of the desire to gain an edge in increasingly competitive athletic arenas. While...

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