Coming to the realization that you have an addiction is a painful time. It brings feelings of defeat and shame. To take the next step and seek treatment is still another traumatic period. It is a huge leap for many people to recognize that their addiction is beyond them. And that they now require professional […]
Recovery is a difficult process. When entering recovery you may spend some time in an in-patient facility and be very routine and scheduled, but eventually you must get back to the real world. Hopefully when you do you will be better equipped to handle whatever life throws your way, but there are some things that […]
When an individual begins taking drugs, an artificial high is created. Synthetically over-stimulating the brain’s neurotransmitters, substantially elevates dopamine levels. An unnatural state delivers unadulterated pleasure and reward, thus the motivation to repeat the act is desired. This manufactured way of experiencing bliss & enjoyment, means the human body naturally reduces the organic level of […]
This part-three of a three-part series about how to manage cravings. In parts one and two of this series, we talked about cravings and identifying triggers. Now, let’s talk about what you can do to work through cravings when they happen so you can avoid a relapse. 10 Things You Can Do To Manage A […]
This part-two of a three-part series about how to manage cravings. In part one of this series, we explained what cravings were and highlighted the fact that they are a normal part of the recovery process. In this portion of the series, we will explain triggers in greater detail. Understanding External Triggers External triggers are […]
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