Interventions for addicts can be extremely useful and rewarding, or very damaging and counterproductive. Understanding the process of intervention counseling will help you have a successful intervention and get your loved one the help they desperately need.
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Spiritual guidance can help you stay on track in recovery. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate these simple, yet eloquent messages from Rumi. Rumi’s Wisdom sheds light on recovery— “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is serious mental health problem. 7-8% of people will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Recognize the symptoms of PTSD and know your treatment options. Symptoms are categorized in three groups: intrusive memories, hyperarousal, and avoidance and numbing.
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.
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.