The Meaning of Sobriety–How It Works and What Changes It Brings

The Meaning of Sobriety--How It Works and What Changes It Brings The meaning of sobriety can be a very personal one, of course. Everyone's journey through the pain of addiction and recovery is a deeply private one. But, then, too, there are many common experiences as well. For example, sobriety brings everyone more serenity and [...]

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Healing from Addiction–the Challenges and the Victories

Healing from Addiction—the Challenges and the Victories Healing from addiction is a multi-layered process, and it is an ongoing process for quite some time. Some even say we will always be in recovery if we have had an active addiction. The beauty of recovery is that it occurs in stages and in each stage, you [...]

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Worried You’ll Relapse? A Solid Aftercare Program Can Help

Worried You’ll Relapse? A Solid Aftercare Program Can Help   If you’re worried you’ll relapse after you’re done with your addiction treatment program, you’re not alone. Many people who do really well while they’re in rehab actually find that they really struggle when they are faced with the prospect of staying clean and sober outside [...]

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Preventing Relapse–Identifying Stages, Signals and Cues

Preventing Relapse--Identifying Stages, Signals and Cues Preventing relapse is one's core priority in any recovery effort. It is the foundation and other benefits and pursuits of recovery depend upon this simple foundation. Treatment and skill building help prepare you for the tough times of sobriety. You can prepare well at the outset of your efforts, [...]

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Are You a Functioning Alcoholic?

Are You a Functioning Alcoholic? There are a lot of high functioning alcoholics out there.  Though you may never know it by their outward appearance, inside they are slowly falling apart, wishing they could stop or at the very least – cut down on drinking. Functioning alcoholics are a bit different than non-functioning alcoholics.  For [...]

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A Personal Note – Will Moving Away Make Your Grown Child’s Addiction Go Away?

A Personal Note – Will Moving Away Make Your Grown Child’s Addiction Go Away?   So, on this cold January day, I’d like to write a personal note about whether or not moving away will make your grown child’s addiction go away, and whether or not this is the best approach to take in your [...]

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Codependency, Addiction, And The Victim Mentality

Codependency, Addiction, And The Victim Mentality Codependency is defined as an unhealthy attachment to another person.  There are many characteristics associated with codependency, such as caretaking, people pleasing in order to feel appreciated, enabling, feeling insecure, fearing abandonment, controlling, manipulating, unable to accept reality, and more. Another characteristic of codependency is having a victim mentality.  [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Codependency, Addiction, And The Victim Mentality

Progress in Overcoming Addiction–It’s a Process

  Progress in Overcoming Addiction—It’s a Process Progress in overcoming addiction is often hard to see. For you, that is. Typically, others can see the progress we are making much more clearly. That’s because they’re not inside your nervous system trying to navigate all the changes you’re going through. You can look like the picture [...]

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No Hope of Recovery – Why So Many Who Struggle with Addictions Feel this Way

No Hope of Recovery – Why So Many Who Struggle with Addictions Feel this Way   Many people who struggle with addictions worry that they have no hope of recovery. They feel like they will always be stuck in the same cycle of using or drinking, trying to quit, doing okay with it, and then [...]

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How You Can Help An Addicted Loved One

How You Can Help An Addicted Loved One There are many people across the nation concerned about their loved ones drinking or drugging behavior. Whether it's alcohol, drugs like pain pills or Xanax, or illegal drugs like cocaine or heroin, they're just not sure what to do to help their loved one break free from [...]

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