May 13, 2018

Self Sabotage in Addiction and Recovery. What it means and How to Overcome it.

Self Sabotage in Addiction and Recovery   What it means and How to Overcome it.  Are you your worst enemy in the recovery process? Do you self-sabotage your sobriety and not even realize it? If so, it is time to make sure you are not in the habit of self-sabotage or your recovery could be in danger. When you are addicted, the pattern of self-sabotage can be a repetitive cycle. You need to understand that addiction in itself is a type of self-sabotage that addicts have mastered. Rather than dealing with negative emotions and situations rationally, the addicts turn to alcohol and drugs as an easy escape from their problems, and […]
May 11, 2018

Is Success Even Possible in Overcoming Addictions?

Is Success Even Possible in Overcoming Addictions? An insight into possibilities: Overcoming addictions with unique recovery and treatment options and choices. Addiction is a brain disease. Having an addiction is a medical condition. It is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw. It takes more than willpower alone to overcome addiction. When you abuse drugs or alcohol, extreme changes occur in your brain’s chemistry. In turn, these changes cause a powerful compulsion to use as well as intense cravings for your substance of choice. These changes make sobriety seem nearly impossible. The good news is that recovery is never out of reach. With the right support and treatment, […]
May 8, 2018

The Increasing Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse

The Increasing Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse A growing number of people are turning to over-the-counter drugs to get high. Both cost and availability contribute to this trend, and teenagers are leading the way as these drugs are much easier to obtain than alcohol and other substances. Though most believe that over-the-counter drugs must be harmless, medical science proves otherwise: take a look at the real dangers posed by over-the-counter drug abuse. The Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are drugs that are available in supermarkets or drugstores without a prescription. These medications are usually safe if taken at the recommended dosages. However, if abused, these drugs can […]
April 30, 2018

Social Acceptance of Alcohol and Treating Alcohol as an Addiction

Social Acceptance of Alcohol and Treating Alcohol as an Addiction Addiction is bad. Few people are going to argue with that statement. From childhood, we learn that addiction is bad, especially drug addiction. We hear the warnings, and we learn that just “saying no” is an important strategy to preventing drug abuse. However, in the case of alcohol abuse and addiction, the use and abuse of alcohol is socially accepted and sometimes even expected. In some cases, the use of alcohol is required. Acceptance is not true with drugs, especially illegal drugs. Illegal drugs are frowned upon and difficult to obtain. Except for certain subcultures, drug use is something that […]
April 28, 2018

7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Chemical Dependency (And What You Can Do About it)

7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Chemical Dependency (And What You Can Do About it) 7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Chemical Dependency Do you fear that a loved one might be suffering from a chemical dependency? Here are the signs you should look out for and how you can help them recover. Keyword(s): Chemical Dependency Does your loved one have a problem? Are you considering a chemical dependency program, but you’re unsure whether or not they need one? What are the consequences if your loved one doesn’t receive the treatment he needs? In the United States, drug overdoses were responsible for more than 64,000 deaths in 2016. […]
April 26, 2018

8 Tips For a Successful Family Intervention

8 Tips For a Successful Family Intervention 8 Tips For a Successful Family Intervention Confronting a loved one about their addiction can be a huge challenge for everyone involved. Here are some tips to ensure a successful family intervention. Keyword(s): Family intervention Watching someone you love dearly turn into someone you don’t recognize at all is one of the most painful experiences you can endure. 40 million Americans 12-years-old and older are addicted to drugs and alcohol. And that doesn’t count other addictions. Only 10% are receiving treatment – making it a fatal epidemic. Sitting by idly is difficult, but at the same time, you don’t want to send them […]
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