Best Gift Ideas For Those With Drug And Alcohol Addictions

Now we’re in 2021, birthdays and other events will be coming, which can make gift giving a difficult process for those friends and family members who are around addicts and yet, still want to give them something meaningful, useful and with the minimum possible risk of misuse or abuse.

Whether it’s a holiday/annual event such as Christmas, a special occasion or a birthday, you may be wondering what to buy for that friend or loved one in your life who has been or is in recovery for a substance use disorder (drug or alcohol addiction).

Asking what they want can be problematic because the gifts they may ask for could be related to their substance use, or even make their addiction worse. If they ask outright for something directly related to their substance use disorder, such as money, drugs, alcohol or drug paraphernalia, it could lead to a conflict at a time when you want to strengthen and celebrate the occasion with them rather than weaken or damage your relationship with them.

These suggestions will help you to not only give them something that can be of practical use to them, but also strengthen your relationship with them by showing you care, love and support them without coming across as patronising or pushy

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Seeing Your Addiction And Recovery Journey From A Different Perspective

Using rivers and waterfalls as analogies for addiction and recovery have a lot more in common than you may realise at first, especially helping us to see those “Aha” moments.

The “aha’s” come when we realise that we don’t tend to blame people for drowning or for just treading water. We understand that sometimes people jump in over their heads, get caught in the current or get swept away by forces stronger than themselves.

If we find ourselves in this swiftly moving river, we recognise that we need more than human willpower to get back out. Much more. This is where we can find some compassion, which can be a life raft we offer to ourselves and others who are in recovery.

Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disease and its rapids are fast and deep. Some of us dive in and never make it back to the surface. Others fight the current for many years. Most of us need help to make our way to shore and keep from falling in again. It takes a lot of practice to become a strong swimmer.

You can find helpful exercises and information to benefit you, no matter whether you’re still actively using or drinking, in recovery already or wish to help a friend or loved one who’s afflicted by an addiction.

Always Have Something To Talk About With Our Talking Cheat Sheet

Sometimes we find it difficult to start a conversation, to find something to talk about or to express what we want to say with the the correct intention we want to get across to someone else.

This “talking cheat sheet” give you prompts, ideas and suggestions for conversation, communication, creativity and many more uses besides, your creativity is your only limit!…

You Know You Are An Addict If…

You know are an actively using or recovering drug or alcohol addict if you understand and empathise with this picture…

Change The Way You Approach Problems

Sometimes turning things upside down and looking at things from a different perspective can help you identify the way in which we deal with, learn from and move on from problems.

Find out how to do this, along with tips, tricks & techniques that will help you better solve your problems throughout your addiction and recovery journey!…

Are You Ready For The 30-5 Challenge!?…

Are you ready to give thanks for the continued, unwavering and unconditional love and support to get, and have got from others?

“The 30-5 Challenge” is the perfect way to do it…

Third Sunday Surprise

Here is our third Sunday Surprise. We hope you find them as funny as we do! We hope you’re having a good Sunday. Let us know what you’re upto, we’d love to share it with everyone!…

Which Superpower Pill Would You Choose!?

If you could choose one of these pills, which one would you choose?
Let us know by commenting below!

Do You Know Exactly What You’re Drinking? Try Using Our Free Downloadable Alcohol Wheel

Simply download and print the wheel, put it together and you can track your calories, alcohol units based on what you’re drinking. This is vital if you are trying to reduce your alcohol intake over a fixed period of time or simply because you want to see whether you are drinking too much or not?