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 […]
July 18, 2018

Hobbies & Activities Used in Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Hobbies & Activities Used in Addiction Recovery and Treatment Treatment for addictions (both controlled substances and behavioral) often starts in a rehabilitation center. However, the roads and efforts to full recovery without relapse continue for life. People closest to addicts, including friends and families, as well as therapists and counselors, play major roles in encouraging successful sobriety and preventing exposures that may lead to a relapse. Many people have high hopes in rehabilitation centers under the assumptions that all treatments inside the facilities will move patients to total permanent recovery. While this can be true in some cases, rehabilitation centers must be considered nothing more than temporary care or addiction […]
July 13, 2018

Understanding the Issues of Children with Addicted Parents

Understanding the Issues of Children with Addicted Parents   The Impact of Parents’ Addictions on Children From the perspective of healthcare providers, the main focus in treatment is always the patients themselves; in simple words, doctors want to cure the sick, and that’s about it. Unfortunately, in cases of addiction in which parents are the patients, their children deserve as much attention as they do during the treatment process (and even after their parents recover). When parents are addicted to controlled substances or display compulsive behaviors, there is no sense of leadership in the family. Parents, who ideally are the backbones of the family, cannot function as they should due […]
July 9, 2018

Spirituality: A Special Place In Addiction Recovery And Treatment

Spirituality: A Special Place In Addiction Recovery And Treatment When it comes to addiction, it is safe to assume that the road to sobriety can be tough and challenging. Not only is addiction an attack on the body and mind, but it is also an attack on the spirit. When an individual is addicted to a substance, that substance suddenly takes over. There is no such thing as self when addiction exists. When someone is addicted, the self is totally consumed with gratifying the addiction. This intense self-gratification is problematic, and the main reason addiction is such a complicated and difficult behavior to tackle. For all addictions, especially substance-abuse, the […]
July 4, 2018

Positive Psychology in an Addiction Recovery and Treatment Program

Positive Psychology in an Addiction Recovery and Treatment Program Positive Psychology is a comparatively new division of psychology. With substance abuse, there can be a lot of emotional pain and coexisting mental illness. The aim in positive psychology is to understand what makes someone happy. This put the emphasis on wellness instead of illness. Positive psychology is defined as the scientific study of our strengths. It focuses on what enables communities and people to succeed. The concept that people want to live meaningful lives where they enhance their experiences of love, work, and play is fundamental to positive psychology. Addiction Defined Addiction is defined as a compulsive behavior that is […]