Good coping skills are essential for keeping up your sobriety and avoiding relapse. When the cravings come or old drinking and drugging buddies drop by, you need some strategies or else – you are right back in the pit of addiction and full-blown mental disorder. Coping skills are your tools for surviving and thriving in your daily life. When you go to drug rehab, you are taught many ways to overcome emotional upset, thoughts about getting high, and other relapse triggers.
Like every drug, alcohol suffers under the weight of a number of unfounded myths and stories. Is it really true that if you mix beer and wine and spirits you’ll get more drunk than if you stick to one type of alcoholic beverage? Um, no. That’s a freebie. Here are five more myths about alcohol that we at The Canyon would like to debunk.
There’s nothing glamorous about drug use, as most of us realize eventually. You may have heard stories about famous people who use drugs to party or get through life, but many of them sadly end up dying before their time. Still not convinced? Here is a list of actors and actresses who died of drug overdoses. Marilyn Monroe – Her death, due to an overdose of sleeping pills, was ruled as a “possible” suicide. John Belushi – Died in 1982 after injecting a speedball – a mixture of cocaine and heroin. River Phoenix – Died of a heroin overdose while […]