Early Sobriety: 5 Tips for Handling Cravings

Early Sobriety: 5 Tips for Handling Cravings

When you are feeling like you want a drink or a fix, a workout at the gym or even a brisk 30-minute walk can help handle the craving As you start your treatment, please know at some point you will be tempted to slide back into old habits. This is an unavoidable part of the recovery process. The key is to know how to handle cravings and what you should do when they occur. It is essential to...

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Early Sobriety: 3 Ways That Reflecting on Past Experiences Can Benchmark Your Recovery

Early Sobriety: 3 Ways That Reflecting on Past Experiences Can Benchmark Your Recovery

One of the very first things you learn in therapy is to forgive yourself from your past hurts When you move forward in your recovery, it is essential to look backwards at past experiences. If you do not, you may make the same mistakes you have had in the past. When you reach the moment you decide to get clean, your life changes. When you make the choice to go into recovery, your life changes then...

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Resources That Can Help You to Not Drink

Resources That Can Help You to Not Drink

Individual therapy with a counselor or therapist is one of the best ways to help you stop drinking When you struggle with drinking, it can feel as though there the temptation to drink is all around you. There are movies, TV shows and advertisements shown to you all the time. Each one can feel like a constant reminder to go pick up the bottle again. If you feel this way, do not be discouraged as...

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Why Happy People Can Still Get Depression

Why Happy People Can Still Get Depression

Depression can become a serious, debilitating issue when it is persistent Major depression is a real problem, not merely a prolonged case of the blues. People with major depression cannot simply get over it, shake it off, or fake cheerfulness until it goes away. Major depression is a mental health disorder that requires treatment. Major depression is also surprisingly common. In fact, major...

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How to Maintain a Positive Attitude While in Recovery

Knowing the importance of a positive attitude is different from maintaining one Attitude is everything when it comes to addiction recovery. Patricia Henrie-Barrus, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Utah, explains the role of attitude in addiction recovery: “more traditional psychology focuses so much on the disease model—the negative, what people can’t do, their weaknesses…when...

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How Can I Educate Myself About My Child’s Addiction?

How Can I Educate Myself About My Child’s Addiction?

If your child suffers from addiction, learn what addiction is and how it is best treated. Discovering that your child suffers from addiction can send you through a whirlwind of emotions. One minute, everything seems fine, but the next moment is filled with regret, guilt, anger and sorrow. As a parent, if you get caught up in your own emotional turmoil, then you are losing precious time learning...

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