• Does Rehab Help with Addictions?

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 22, 2019
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    Rehab for Drug & Alcohol; Everyone dreads the idea of it. Rehab is really a good thing! Here is one person’s experience:Recently, I completed rehab through Greenbriar Treatment Center. I’ve been sober for almost four months now and oh how my life has changed. Let me take you back to… Continue Reading

  • Does Rehab Help with Addictions?

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • October 20, 2015
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    Rehab for Drug & Alcohol; Everyone dreads the idea of it. Rehab is really a good thing! Here is one person's experience: Recently, I completed rehab through Greenbriar Treatment Center. I’ve been sober for almost four months now and oh how my life has changed. Let me take you back… Continue Reading

  • Relationships in Addictions (Understanding Codependency Works Both Ways)

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • June 28, 2013
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    Relationships with an addictive partner often have a pattern that both partners create together. The non-addict has an enormous number of expectations with so many ideas of how life is supposed to be lived. The addict is often buried in Silence and slinks around to get their needs met through… Continue Reading

  • Marijuana Use Daily; A Problem?

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 18, 2013
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    Marijuana is a problem because you feel good without doing anything. Love of marijuana often goes along with a lot of coasting in life; sidestepping goals & not working too hard on studying because you are satisfied with just getting by. Life is a lot of hard work and we adore… Continue Reading

  • Addictions & the movie Flight

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • December 3, 2012
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    Denzel Washington plays an addicted pilot with exquisite distinction. He demonstrates the powerful grip of addictions & how hard it can be to release yourself. It is painful to watch his bad choices pile up.......while he teeters on the brink of complete self-destruction. You watch the lying almost in admiration… Continue Reading

  • For Parents who Fear Losing their Children to Addictions

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • November 6, 2012
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    This is one of the most terrible things to endure in life. It is absolutely heart breaking to file a report with the cops because your son or daughter has stolen your credit cards. It's hard to say they can't stay with you because they are still using drugs & who… Continue Reading

  • Stopping Addictions Requires Ruthless Honesty

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • September 25, 2012
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    Addictions are all about feeling good fast without any effort; swallow too much booze or pop a pill & float, find porn on the internet instead of messy sex with someone real, gamble, or have sex with strangers because it adds drama to your life. The opposite of all this… Continue Reading

  • The Movie The Fighter: Complicatedness, Addiction & Codependency

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • May 19, 2011
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    This 2010 movie is based on a true story. Mickey Ward is a boxer who has been losing when he allows his management to be left in the hands of his drug addicted brother & controlling mother. It's actually depressing to see his 7 adult sisters lined up on the… Continue Reading

  • What is Recovery? Why Relapse?

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • February 15, 2011
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    Relapse is seductive. Relapse is looking backwards & longing for the comfort of numbing yourself with booze, pills etc. Recovery is a whole lot of hard work. It's very difficult to want to do all that is required. I have always believed the DARE program for school children was not… Continue Reading

  • Relationships & Early Recovery

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • June 25, 2010
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    Early recovery from addictions is a hard process. The success rate of drug or alcohol rehab is only 20%. Recovery requires self-absorption in order to stay on track. This means partners and families get left behind out of necessity. Addicts are overwhelmed with learning what it means to be sober.… Continue Reading