September 20, 2018

Radical Acceptance; A Powerful Tool in Your Addiction and Recovery Program

Radical Acceptance; A Powerful Tool in Your Addiction and Recovery Program Let’s be real – no one ever aspires to become a drug addict or alcoholic. Substance addiction is a disease pure and simple. And like no one ever decides one day, “I’d like to become a diabetic” or “I’d like to have fibromyalgia,” they also don’t choose to become addicted to substances. But what addicts can decide is that they want to get and stay clean. Enter Radical Acceptance, one of the critical skills practiced in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). What is Radical Acceptance? Radical Acceptance is merely the recognition of reality. It is the indisputable acceptance of things […]
September 19, 2018

How To Stick To It And Not Give Up

How To Stick To It And Not Give Up Recovery from addiction shouldn’t be seen as a sprint, but much like a marathon. What this means is that it helps to use the wide-ranging tools and resources at your disposal to complete this long journey that leads from substance abuse into a fresh and healthy life. Taking the initial steps of throwing away the alcohol and drugs is only the beginning. It is essential to get inspired and find the necessary inspiration to start your journey. You will need to find a way to overcome our urges and avoid giving up on this journey to recovery. When first starting out, […]
September 10, 2018

Faith, Hope, and Resilience Are Key Components to Your Recovery

Faith, Hope, and Resilience Are Key Components to Your Recovery Three of the main components that set aside addicts who achieve and maintain recovery versus those that never achieve it, or achieve it and lose it, are faith, hope and resilience. Often, these three elements of recovery can make the difference between life or death. While some of these qualities are inborn to the individual, others can learn to open to their possibilities in the recovery process; if they are willing to become vulnerable and look at life in a new way. For these people, effective and nurturing support groups play an essential role in the development of these traits. […]
September 8, 2018

Why Recovering Addicts Give Up on Their Treatment.

Why Recovering Addicts Give Up on Their Treatment?   The addiction recovery and treatment process is one of the toughest gauntlets that any affected human will ever face. Those who have not been through addiction cannot understand how tough it is to overcome the inner demons that plague the process of self-recovery. Much of what is traumatizing a person going through addiction recovery is not only the addictive substance but also the reasons that led them to addiction in the first place. Needing to understand what these factors or demons are is an important step to getting better. However, understanding these reasons might lead to addiction recovery patients losing their […]
July 23, 2018

Exploring Anger in Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Exploring Anger in Addiction Recovery and Treatment Anger is an emotion deeply rooted in your insecurities. It stems from those insecurities and grows by consuming your fears and doubts. You might be angry at yourself, the people around you, or at your circumstances. Anger is mostly directed at things we cannot control or some things that look down on us. As recovering addicts, we may often find ourselves getting angry at society, societal standards, and even authorities like the police or law enforcement. Here is the hard pill you have to swallow: All of these institutions are there to help you. As much as you might think they are against […]
July 22, 2018

Dealing With Relapse Dreams During Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Dealing With Relapse Dreams During Addiction Recovery and Treatment Early on in recovery, people tend to have dreams about ‘substance using’ their previous drug of choice. Most “‘substance using’ dreams” occur within the first eight weeks of drug abstinence and will rapidly diminish from there after the first eight weeks. However, depending on a person’s habit, these dreams can last anywhere from six months to a year from their sobriety date. Sometimes these dreams indicate that the person dreaming has relapsed. Upon waking up, that person realizes it was a dream is usually relieved, but shaken up. These dreams are common in recovery, and they are often stressful. People who […]