Signs of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Relapse

Signs of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Relapse

Alcohol Abuse, Heroin Addiction, Relapse Prevention
What are the Reasons Relapse May Occur? For addicts going through the recovery process, most have been told something along the lines of “relapse is a part of recovery.” Is relapse part of the recovery process? The simple answer is no. Many individuals in recovery find success the first time around. However, alcoholics and drug addicts may experience a relapse, or multiple, when attempting to get clean and sober from their drugs of choice. Relapsing can be devastating to addicts themselves, but can also take a toll on the loved ones that surround them. This article is meant to inform those who suffer from addiction and their friends and family different reasons why this may continue happening, and how to deal with relapse as it comes. Why Does an Addict…
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Dealing With Emotions In Early Sobriety

Dealing With Emotions In Early Sobriety

Addiction, Recovery Tips
Early Recovery Can Be Hard Early recovery is the beginning stages of the recovery process. Typically lasting at least through the first 90 days, early recovery is an emotional challenge as addicts navigate life without drugs or alcohol. Although everyone’s early recovery experience is unique, for most this readjustment period allows people to restart their lives, building a better, healthier and sober way of living. Early recovery can feel like an emotional rollercoaster with all the ups and downs that can arise. This is not surprising for people that have felt numb for so long and can be extremely difficult on a day to day basis. That’s why emotional sobriety is also a key factor in early recovery. What is the definition of emotional sobriety? Emotional sobriety is the ability…
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Addiction and Loneliness

Addiction and Loneliness

Addiction, Recovery News, Recovery Tips
If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction this article will cover a perspective proven through clinical studies that you must not miss. Society in general has led addicts to feel ashamed of the insidious affliction they suffer from. Addicts cause pain and confusion in themselves and anyone that truly deeply cares for them. What Does Loneliness Look Like? Loneliness may not be the same for everyone. The Huffington Post explains, “Being lonely is more of a state of mind and that state of loneliness can change on a dime if one so desires.” Loneliness in addiction can look like: Disconnection from others Little to no interest in relationships Feeling depressed and anxious Thinking there is no one to talk to Believing there is no hope Feeling…
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What To Look For In A Substance Abuse Treatment Center

What To Look For In A Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Recovery Tips
I have been in the treatment industry for 5 years now and one thing I have learned is that like most things, when looking into treatment options you are going to find both good and bad. I am writing this post so that you know what to look out for when deciding on treatment and how to find the program that is right for you or your loved one. The following are a list of things to look for and to ask yourself. What Life Skills do you teach the individual? This is number one on my list for a reason. Any inpatient treatment center can lock someone in their facility for 30 days and force an addict to abstain for a month. That can help in the beginning, but…
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5 Healthy Beliefs to Increase Your Chances of Staying Sober

5 Healthy Beliefs to Increase Your Chances of Staying Sober

Recovery Tips
Getting sober, or breaking any addiction for that matter, is the most challenging thing a person will ever have to do. The overwhelming compulsion to numb out by using substances is among the most powerful thoughts we will ever face. Most addicts, including myself, end up feeling hopeless and trapped with no way out. If you would have asked me seven years ago if my life would have rocketed into the amazing life that it is today, I would have said that it was ‘impossible’ or told you t‘you’re crazy’. Nonetheless, here are some belief systems I adopted early in my own recovery (7 years ago) that helped me to get started on the right foot! If I keep existing (not living) the way I have been- I will continue…
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