Happiness in Recovery – Your Choice

It has been scientifically proven that happiness is a choice. One psychological theory suggests that every individual is innately instilled with a happiness ‘set-point’, and that ever-constant oscillation around this point determines our mood level. When something positive happens in our lives, we experience great happiness – when something tragic happens, we experience sadness. It…

Finding Purpose in Addiction Recovery

Purpose (noun): The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. Have as one’s objective or intention. We are all born with minds, and minds are quite complex things. As members of the human race, it is expected that our smarts will lead to smarting at one point or another…

Learning to Drink in Moderation

When I first heard that recovering alcoholics were required to maintain total abstinence for the remainder of their lives, I immediately shunned the idea of Alcoholics Anonymous altogether. “If you expect me to quit drinking forever,” I thought to myself, “you might as well put a bullet in my head right now. That is the…

Delray Beach Police to Carry Naloxone

The Delray Beach Police Department will officially become the first department in Palm Beach County to carry naloxone – a heroin overdose antidote that has saved innumerable lives since its recent emergence. Delray Beach Fire Rescue has been carrying the antidote since 2014, and has been working hard to train all department members in proper…