Rise Recovery’s Blog

 

Article by Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje of the San Antonio Express News, November 4, 2013 

In the past 20 years, researchers in neuroscience have uncovered the brain mechanisms that underlie addiction — discoveries that are slowly transforming the field of substance abuse research and treatment.

But what does it really mean to say that those caught in the grip of alcohol, cocaine or other drugs of abuse suffer from a disease? Doesn’t personal choice play a role? Read the news article here… Doctor Speaks From Experience About Addiction

 

12 Step Map

“Mapping Your Steps” uses maps to help elaborate and deepen our thinking on the Twelve steps, the Serenity Prayer, the Slogans, and the Twelve Traditions. These maps have helped other people in Twelve Step work and we think they’ll help you too. Since there isn’t much room in the map to write, you have to decide what is most important to put in these spaces.

These maps are useful to help you express yourself with others and fuel discussions with your peer counselor, at peer group meetings, or with loved ones. The maps in this manual can be helpful to anyone, not just those working the program steps.

Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning is a serious — and sometimes deadly — consequence of consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. If there is any suspicion of alcohol poisoning, call 911. Don’t try to guess the level of drunkenness.  Read the signs, learn the risks, and know what to do here to save a life