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Internal Relapse Triggers: How They Are Harmful to Your Recovery

Internal Relapse Triggers: How They Are Harmful to Your Recovery

There are common internal attitudinal relapse triggers for all addicted people, and it is important to know these predictable relapse triggers. Being mindful of what activates your desires to use, justifications for a relapse, or the more subjective types of self-defeating attitudes and behaviors can help you see where a change in perspective can help prevent a relapse. Predictable Relapse Trigger... »

Three Components of Addiction Recovery

Three Components of Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery isn’t just a matter of “kicking the habit” and getting drugs or alcohol out of one’s system. While detoxification is an element of the process, it’s not even close to being the whole story of addiction recovery. If you or someone you love is working through recovery, you’ll want to know more about the total process. Physical: Getting the drugs... »

Ten Tips To Help You Quit Drinking

Ten Tips To Help You Quit Drinking

The decision to quit an alcohol addiction is a hard one, so let's take a look at ten useful tips and hints that will help you walk down the path of a life without depending on alcohol. 1) Undertake it for your own benefit – You need to want it to be successful. Your good friends, family, or whoever might be suggesting that you stop should not be the only element in your final decision to... »

Spirituality in Addiction Recovery – How Can it Help?

Spirituality in Addiction Recovery – How Can it Help?

Asking 100 people to define spirituality will produce 100 different answers, yet most agree it is a needed component in addiction recovery. How can you define your spirituality? A great way to ignore your spirituality is to start asking some questions that will lead to self-discovery. Sometimes simply asking the questions will be more important than getting the 'right' answer. Here are som... »

Anal Fistula – Treatment and Recovery

Anal Fistula – Treatment and Recovery

An abnormal connection of one part of the body to another is called a fistula. When such linkage occurs in the anus it is called an anal fistula. This is a connection between the interior anal canal and the skin towards the outside of the anus. There are many kinds of anal fistulae and they may occur for a variety of reasons like infection, abscess, pus or other diseases. It is commonly seen in pa... »

Group Therapies for Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Group Therapies for Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol addiction treatment helps thousands of people across the United States achieving sobriety every year. Although many people still view alcoholism as an issue of willpower, clinical alcohol addiction treatment is necessary for long-term recovery. It is a neurological disease which requires holistic medical treatments and long-term care. The most effective and widely used method for alcohol a... »

Positive Self-Talk – A Key to Recovering From Anxiety

Positive Self-Talk – A Key to Recovering From Anxiety

The objective of 'Positive Self-Talk' is to reprogram our minds by changing the self-destructive negative messages that make us feel bad, into positive messages that make us feel good. From our early days we are exposed to a barrage of negative and damaging messages from many sources such as our dysfunctional family, our school environment and workplace; these messages take a toll on our w... »

Family Addiction Recovery – Detachment With Love As a Tool For Recovery

Family Addiction Recovery – Detachment With Love As a Tool For Recovery

Detachment is a tool for family members' addiction recovery. It is also a therapeutic goal for family members in recovery. Detachment, in an addiction context, means letting go of efforts to control or take responsibility for the addict. Alcohol / drug addiction not only has a typical progress for the individual, there is a progress to the family dynamics of addiction as well. As addiction pro... »

The 6 Major Symptoms of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

The 6 Major Symptoms of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome poses the most significant threat of relapse for people who are recovering from drug addiction or alcoholism. Also referred to as PAWS, recognition of and treatment for the symptoms associated with post acute withdrawal syndrome is critical in order to achieve sobriety one day at a time, for a lifetime. And while the treatment of PAWS at a residential inpatient cente... »

Codependency

Codependency

What is codependency I am often asked. After years of being asked this question, I now simply reply, "Codependency is 'Loss of Self'." In addition, I further add, "anything that contributes to your loss of self is codependency." It is as simple as that! Many years ago at one of my first lectures on codependency, I heard a well-known speaker say, "Codependency kills... »

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