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Staying Sober When Angry

When someone enters into recovery from their addiction, there are many feelings that they will begin to explore. While many recovering addicts get excited about their new life in recovery that does not mean that will be the only feeling that they have during their recovery. In fact, there are many recovering addicts who find [...]

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What is Dry Drunk?

There are many ways that someone lives an addictive lifestyle. Many people view an addictive lifestyle as someone who drinks alcohol every day and they get drunk each time. However, there is much more to an addiction than that. There is something that is called the dry drunk. There are many long and drawn out [...]

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The Addiction Issue: Is it a Global Thing?

The addiction issue seems to be creeping into every aspect of our lives. It’s in our homes, it’s in our society, it sneaks into our schools, our music, movies and even the way we get jobs, seek medical treatment and build families. Addiction seems to be literally everywhere. Ask anyone if they know someone who [...]

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Looking for Instant Gratification? Some Tips to Help you Beat the Cravings

The thing with addiction cravings is that you’re looking for instant gratification. If you can push through that need, you will find that you have an easier time overcoming urges to use or drink. This is at the root of addiction, really. The pleasure center of the brain is where your addiction is located, so [...]

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Letting Go of Guilt During Recovery

When someone gets into recovery from their addiction and they are doing their recovery work, they may often find that they feel guilty about something that they have done in the past. This is very common and every recovering addict should know that they are not alone. There have been many recovering addicts in the [...]

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Transforming Addictive Symptoms

Transforming addictive symptoms is  the root of addiction recovery. The symptoms of addiction drive the problem and cause us to come back again and again in relapse. Having a good relapse prevention plan makes sure that when symptoms do begin to pop up again, we recognize them and put into action an effective plan to [...]

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Transformational Change and Recovery

Transformational change  is what we seek when we seek help of any kind. In addiction, we are often so overwhelmed that we can see very little in our lives that doesn't need to be completely transformed. If you think about it, addiction eats away at every aspect our our humanity.. Out thoughts, feelings and behavior [...]

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Emotional Learning and Addiction Recovery

Emotional learning is an exciting discovery about how we work as humans and how our symptoms and problems work also. Emotions are such a large part of our lives. They are the source of joy and the source of all things dark and despairing.  People seek help to regulate their emotions and to resolve painful [...]

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness is a wonderful concept.  It all started in a Sausalito, California, restaurant in 1982 when Anne Herbert scrawled the words "practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty" on a place mat. From there it spread to bumper stickers, quietly at first, but with all the powerful momentum of [...]

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Holiday Using Triggers

Holidays abound with using triggers. Holiday using triggers are often quite specific to the person, but they tend to fall into general categories. For most of us, loneliness, boredom and alienation are three big categories that trigger relapse. The first set of triggers however are the most insidious: environmental cues. While for non-addicts, the smells [...]

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