August 1, 2019

Prevent Relapse In Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Prevent Relapse In Addiction Recovery and Treatment Abstaining from drug use does not wholly depend on willpower or strength of character. If it did, 60 percent of addicts in recovery could simply utter the magic words and instantly stop their dependency in its tracks. Scientific research indicates that drug addiction is a disease that takes years to repair the damage done to the brain and even then, the urge to use is just a sneeze away- occurring suddenly and making cheddar cheese of your resolve to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Relapse may be a normal part of the recovery process, but you don’t have to give up without a […]
July 30, 2019

The Ultimate Advice for Addiction and Recovery

The Ultimate Advice for Addiction and Recovery Recovering from an addiction requires abstinence from drugs or other addictive substances. However, the process of recovery encompasses so much more than simply stopping the use; it involves creating a different lifestyle where it is easier not to use drugs or alcohol. To make such a complete and lasting change, you have to go against everything you have grown accustomed to and find the courage to risk the unfamiliar. And that’s just the easy part! Time and time again, your firey willpower will be ignited, and Temptation and Craving has a chance to eviscerate your resolve. Abstinence will be a formidable challenge that […]
July 24, 2019

Effective Treatment Options for Addiction Recovery

Effective Treatment Options for Addiction Recovery Overcoming addiction takes more than willpower. Getting through detox, completing a recommended treatment program, and developing an effective aftercare plan doesn’t solely hinge on your strength of mind or determination, the process can take its toll on anybody. Addiction is not a neon sign for Character Flaw or Human Weakness but rather an indicator of what addiction is; it’s a disease. Drugs rewire the brain to become dependent on the substance. A rewired brain is not merely a character flaw; it’s much more complicated. Even so, long-term recovery from an addiction can be achieved with the right treatment program and a commitment to the […]
July 20, 2019

Best Hobbies and Activities for Recovering Addicts and Alcoholics.

Best Hobbies and Activities for Recovering Addicts and Alcoholics. Everyone knows that recovering from an addiction is a problematic life-long process. The whole getting through detox, doing a stint at rehab, and coming up with an aftercare plan will have you giving everything you have (and then some) to get clean and stay that way. What many people are ordinarily unprepared for is the ensuing boredom of the drug-free life. This shouldn’t come as a surprise; in your previous addictive life, the better part of your day was spent chasing the thrill of a high. If you were not snorting, smoking, or drinking yourself to oblivion or you were planning […]
July 11, 2019

Understanding the Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery and Treatment.

Understanding the Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery and Treatment. Recovering from an addiction is never an easy task. It isn’t like learning to do the ‘downward facing dog’ in your yoga or even simply tying your shoes. But if you think about it, even the most rudimentary of tasks takes time to master and even longer to excel truly. The process of learning any skill is broken down to smaller manageable steps; each step aimed at bringing forth the desired change. It is the same philosophy that holds in trying to change from being an addict to becoming a recovering addict. The National Institute of Health estimates that over […]
July 10, 2019

Behaviors of Highly Addicted People Who Could Benefit from Recovery and Treatment programs.

Behaviors of Highly Addicted People Who Could Benefit from Recovery and Treatment programs. Addiction often starts harmlessly: a little puff here, a sip there, or another little pain pill. Most people can go for years doing their favorite activities without becoming addicts. Trouble starts when the individual becomes dependent on the substance. Every waking moment is filled with cravings. They plot and scheme on how to maneuver daily activities to incorporate their addiction. Friends and family will be surprised by some specific sudden changes in behavior. That surprise will quickly turn to frustration and anger because of all the resulting lies and the unfulfilled promises. Loved ones are often shocked […]