The Brain’s Recovery from Addiction–Reversing the Damage of the Illness

The Brain's Recovery from Addiction--Reversing the Damage of the Illness The brain's recovery from addiction can often be a difficult subject to address. Many people who are overcoming addictions worry about any damage their brains might have suffered as a result of drinking or using substances, and it can be painful to consider. However, understanding [...]

By | January 28th, 2018|Blog, Healthy recovery|Comments Off on The Brain’s Recovery from Addiction–Reversing the Damage of the Illness

Reversing Addiction’s Damage—Recovery and the Brain

Reversing Addiction’s Damage—Recovery and the Brain Recovery and the brain can often be a tricky subject. Many people who are overcoming addictions worry about any damage their brains might have suffered as a result of drinking or using substances. The brain has to heal from active addiction, and this involves reversing the damage of prolonged [...]

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Emotional Reasoning in Addiction – Reclaiming the Brain in Recovery

Emotional Reasoning in Addiction – Reclaiming the Brain in Recovery Emotional reasoning hijacks the ability to think rationally, and it is pervasive in addiction. Emotional reasoning causes one to believe that feelings are facts not just emotions. Consequently, one then acts upon feelings to make decisions. People who use emotional reasoning inevitably come to erroneous conclusions [...]

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Emotional Reasoning in Addiction—the Limbic System and Substances

Emotional Reasoning in Addiction—the Limbic System and Substances   Emotional reasoning in addiction sets up a significant challenge in treatment and recovery because addiction and emotional reasoning are constant companions. Even after substance use has stopped, thinking patterns remain and should be changed for abstinence to continue. Emotional reasoning in addiction is a powerful force [...]

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Happiness in Recovery – Why It’s Essential

Happiness in Recovery – Why It’s Essential   It seems like a no-brainer, but happiness in recovery is an essential element to enjoying a healthy, successful journey. There is no denying that when you’re happy with something, you’re much more likely to stick with it, but isn’t addiction recovery a totally different story? As it [...]

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Rehab Facilities Choosing to Stick with What Works – Experimental Drugs and Treatments Don’t Always Work for People

Rehab Facilities Choosing to Stick with What Works – Experimental Drugs and Treatments Don’t Always Work for People   Rehab facilities that can offer some of the most cutting-edge therapies and treatments are often the most sought after, but lately, it’s coming to surface that these treatments might work much better on rats than on [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Blog, Healthy recovery|Comments Off on Rehab Facilities Choosing to Stick with What Works – Experimental Drugs and Treatments Don’t Always Work for People

Your Relationships—Are You Suiting Up and Showing Up?

Your Relationships—Are You Suiting Up and Showing Up? Your relationships say a lot about you, and about what’s going on in your life. For example, are you in mutually supportive relationships, or have you assembled enablers around you? Are you an enabler to someone incapacitated by an addiction right now, or are you seriously trying [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Blog, Healthy recovery|Comments Off on Your Relationships—Are You Suiting Up and Showing Up?

Relationship Equality—Finding the Approval, Affection, and Support You Deserve

Relationship Equality—Finding the Approval, Affection, and Support You Deserve Relationship equality is about the balance of support and respect between two people. Unhealthy relationships, such as those that involve abuse or neglectful disengagement, have distinct imbalances. For example: One person’s needs are more important than anyone else’s in the family There are both a dominant [...]

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Confused About Recovery? It’s Simple; Everything Changes

Confused About Recovery? It’s Simple; Everything Changes Confused about recovery from an addiction? You’re not alone. None of us knew what recovery would really be like when we first started out. In fact, if you listen to recovering people tell their stories, you hear story after story of how surprising their recovery process has been. [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Blog, Healthy recovery|Comments Off on Confused About Recovery? It’s Simple; Everything Changes

Dissolving Ennui Before It Erodes Recovery

Dissolving Ennui Before It Erodes Recovery Reducing and eliminating ennui is more important to recovery that it might seem. After all, ennui is nothing more than extreme boredom, right? Well, it can go deeper than that, into a sense of drifting, total aimlessness that devolves into a lack of meaning in life. When people hit [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Blog, Healthy recovery|Comments Off on Dissolving Ennui Before It Erodes Recovery