Fellow addicts and ex-addicts understand the struggles of addiction. They can be extremely helpful in your journey to recovery. However, recovering addicts can also tempt you to relapse with them. Clean etiquette between recovering addicts is essential to recovery.
Archives for September 2014
Anyone who surfs knows that their are good days and bad days. One day it’s rough and choppy, and the next day you catch the perfect wave. Urge surfing is defined by this ebb and flow of life. You have to ride the wave with grace.
Managing stress can mean the difference between recovery and life-long addiction. Stress can derail your recovery faster than anything else, and people will do just about anything to feel better in the moment. Learn how to manage stress and prevent a dangerous relapse.
Talking to a loved one about addiction is difficult. You don’t want them to think you are attacking them or trying to make them feel bad. The goal isn’t to make them feel guilty; the goal is to make sure they get the help they need. Here are 5 questions to ask your addicted loved one.
There are many misconceptions about bipolar disorder. Many people misinterpret a “manic” state for happiness, or think that medication is the only way to treat bipolar disorder. Other people think bipolar disorder is just a fancy word for a moody person.
That are subtle yet important differences between alcohol addiction, alcohol abuse, and alcohol dependency. Learn these commonly used rehab term to have a better understanding of what you’re going through and how you can get the help you need.
Break the addiction cycle by understanding how drug and alcohol addiction affects the brain. The cycle begins with a fantasy about alcohol or drugs followed by shame and guilt for giving into that fantasy. Avoid relapse and end this dangerous cycle.
Sometimes it’s difficult to measure progress in recovery, especially if the road to recovery is long and difficult. Listing accomplishments and tracking your feelings can help you realize just how far you’ve come since you started treatment.
People often confuse anxiety disorders with stress. Generalizing anxiety as stress prevents people from getting the help they need. Pay attention to the signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder. There are specific symptoms for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorders, Social Disorder, and Social Anxiety.