Hope and Inspiration

We all need inspiration... words of hope... positive feedback... just plain something to make us feel good when everything around us is dark, chaotic or seems to be overwhelming us.

There is always room for hope!

We are celebrating Recovery Month with stories of success in treatment and recovery.

Depression and The Weather - a great reminder!

Celbrating Recovery Month at Sunrise Detox. A writer suffering depression sought out help from Stephen Fry, a well known writer who had also suffered serious depression. We love his answer!"

While change can be terrifying, it also strengthens us.

Change....the Law of Life

If change is to be expected, is there reliable, daily, "change" in our lives? Yes...
Think you already know all about temptation?

Have the Courage to Say No to Temptation

Can we learn to recognize temptation for what it is, and remind ourselves to do the right thing always.

Do you feel like you're a failure?

REVIEW What is Failure?

Is there really such a thing as failure?
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs? Nope... but how about Caesar Salad and Gourmet Pizza with a side of hopeful positivity?

Today's Menu, with Positivity & Personality

Marck's daily "what's on the menu" whiteboard is a favorite among the community inside Sunrise Detox Alpharetta. This time ...

Our Choices Determine Our Future

The choices we make determine our future, not the conditions forcing us to make choices.
If we really want our dreams to come true we need to be willing to work for them.

A Dream Doesn't Become Reality Through Magic

Achieving our dreams can take hard work and determination, but many dreams are possible.

Moving Out of our Comfort Zones... Doesn't have to be Uncomfortable

Growth can be uncomfortable, but is often worth every minute of experience. How do you move forward out of a bad situation?
Another inspirational quote, this time on the importance of taking responsibility.

Taking Responsibility

Responsibility is the popular subject in recovery meetings, and an important subject in substance abuse treatment.
Our past is not our future. The choices we make today will determine that.

Are You A Prisoner of Your Past?

It is the choices I make today that determine my future, not my past.
Inspirational quotes build hope, and remind us of lost perspectives.

Until You Stop Breathing...

No matter how bad things may seem, there's this simple truth. And it's inspirational.
It's so easy to dream, and we should dream. But we should also make some dreams come true.

A Dream is just a Dream. Unless...

Dreams are important, and dreams can come true. But most dreams require work, and a dream without a plan is not a very promising dream.
Honest, Open, and Willing is HOW you make progress in recovery!

H.O.W. do I Move Forward in Recovery?

Recovery is like a 3-step dance. You can do this if you just remember these three steps.
When it all seems like too much, we benefit from a little change in perspective -- or focus.

Focus on Progress Rather Than Perfection

Sometimes we need a reminder: as long as we concentrate on making each day the best day we can, perhaps with a plan, the future will take care of itself.
We are often our own worst critics... but don't need to be.

We all Stumble...

If life is like a dance, how can we expect to make every move perfectly? We're human. We stumble.

Khalil Gibran was very smart, and sometimes rather witty, too.

Are you your own Worst Enemy?

Too much pride or ego or conceit is not the same as learning to accept and eventually love yourself for who you are.

Is courage only available to a chosen few or is it available to all of us?

Your Courage is Waiting Inside of You

John Wayne taught me to believe "I have the ability to be courageous. All I need do is keep moving forward, even when I'm most afraid."

Many veterans return with TBI and PTSD, but many others suffer undiagnosed problems that can lead to alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction.

"Shepherd's Men" to run 911 Miles for Veterans with TBI/PTSD

A group of military and veterans will run 911 miles, from New York City to Atlanta, to raise awareness (and donations) for veterans returning home with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. The run...
What do motorcycles have to do with alcoholism and recovery? You might immediately think of boozing, beer-slugging biker gangs from the old movies, or rowdy biker antics at Daytona Beach or Sturgis. But motorcycling is really about stress management, and living a full life.

Motorcycle Riding for Stress : Better than Booze!

Without the alcohol, how can we have any fun? That's a common complaint heard from individuals trying to understand alcohol dependency. It is also common among those in early recovery from addiction. With counseling and rehab, comes a new understanding of how to life a rich, full life without alcohol.