Many recovering addicts use their smartphones as an aftercare tool to maintain sobriety. Sobriety apps can log progress, motivate and help teens stay accountable. If your child has completed rehab, they need to begin an aftercare program immediately.
Another lethal drug that is being used recreationally and in connection with the commission of certain crimes is a substance called scopolamine. While it is an approved prescriptive medication, it is now being used as a party and date-rape drug.
Forgiving yourself is essential. There is a tendency in all of us to hold ourselves more accountable than we do others. Perhaps you have been one who can justify forgiving others, even for a heinous offense, yet you find no justification for forgiving yourself for an equal or lesser offense. Perhaps you believe that forgiving yourself is not even a consideration because you think you must hold yourself in a state of constant remembrance, lest you forget. Perhaps you believe there is a price, some form of life-long penance that you must pay.
The best resolutions are elastic—they cannot be broken with a single act. If you swear never to touch red meat, one burger ruins the resolution. If, on the other hand, you pledge to eat healthier food, each day you have a chance to fulfill the resolution anew. Below are five elastic spiritual resolutions that can carry you throughout the year.
According to statisticsbrain.com, 45% of Americans (about 144 million) regularly make new year resolutions. However, only about 8% of these regularly succeed.
That may not sound like a lot, and yet that’s 11.5 million Americans who claim to make good on their resolutions.