Is Jail or Prison Ever a Good Thing for an Addict?

It’s no secret that addiction leads down a dark path for most people, going so far as to land some in prison. Another hot-button topic that has made headlines in the past few years is prison overcrowding. There’s a very obvious link between the two. The US federal prisons are overcrowded to a dangerous degree. To put it in perspective, current figures point to as many as 1 out of every 100 Americans is currently behind bars. Of those, 50% are there for drug-related offenses.

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Finding strength in surrender

What’s left when all else fails? When our human resources are inadequate and no amount of willpower, brainpower, or personal effort can help us surmount an obstacle? Is there an ally that we’ve neglected to call upon?

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Coping with Anger in Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery almost always involves dealing with anger. Anger may be directed at oneself, at specific people, at less-specific entities (like law enforcement), or at society as a whole. Without learning to process anger in a constructive manner, a person with an addiction cannot move forward toward recovery.

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