June 26, 2019

Rewards of Sobriety in Addiction Recovery

Rewards of Sobriety in Addiction Recovery Giving up any addiction is hard and giving up drinking can be especially hard! We all enjoy those crazy late nights with friends hopping from bar to bar while indulging in neon colored drinks with those fancy straws. You get to let loose, have fun, act indecently, say whatever you want and the cherry on top of this delicious dessert is that the events will all become a milky blur in your memory. It’s great! It’s not surprising that alcoholics find it difficult to let their last bottle be their last. Alcohol has jumbled up the wiring system of the brain such that sobriety […]
June 19, 2019

Healing Strategies for Addiction Recovery

Healing Strategies for Addiction Recovery Human beings find it very difficult to admit they are wrong. An addict is no different. The first and most challenging step in healing from addiction is to admit you have a problem in the first place. Admission is in no way a reflection of a personal character flaw but somewhat an understanding of human genetics. You are bound to feel uncertain about your decision to change. To shift from the comforts, you have grown accustomed and build a new life. It’s alright to feel torn. Recovering from an addiction is considered to be a lifelong process, and for someone who took their last drink […]
June 3, 2019

Common Relapse Triggers in Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Common Relapse Triggers in Addiction Recovery and Treatment Addiction relapse is a common phenomenon; it is part of the recovery process and not a mark of failure. Relapses occur when an addict starts doing their addictive behavior after a period of abstinence. For example, a recovering gambler is said to have relapsed if they place a single bet, as much as if they went to Las Vegas casinos and gambled. Relapse triggers are emotional, physical, or mental events that ‘trigger’ a response that will eventually send you sliding back into relapse and addiction. Addicts have different triggers which vary from being as simple as seeing a tv commercial of your […]
May 31, 2019

The Dynamics of Effective Sponsorship in Addiction Recovery and Treatment

The Dynamics of Effective Sponsorship in Addiction Recovery and Treatment Once you decide to get sober, a sponsor will be vital in facilitating the success of your recovery. This person will take you under their wing, guide you, and hold you accountable in your efforts to recover from addiction. It is always hard to see things clearly when you’re emotionally invested. A sponsor will help with that. Don’t be afraid to approach someone to be your sponsor. Yes, it’s awkward, uncomfortable, and embarrassing, but if you’re committed to living a clean life, it will be worth it. Choosing a good sponsor is a significant determinant to the success of your […]
May 23, 2019

Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem Issues with Recovering Drug Addicts and Alcoholics

Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem Issues with Recovering Drug Addicts and Alcoholics Numerous studies have shown a correlation between low self-esteem, drug addiction, and alcoholism. Self-esteem refers to the innate belief that one is bound to fail at something, so why try at all, while self-confidence is believing you lack the ability to accomplish something without giving it a try. If you look at yourself in the mirror and your reaction is anything but positive, then you have self-esteem issues. Normally, people turn to drugs or alcohol to boost their bravado, escape loneliness, or as a pick me up. As such, when one stops using, low self-confidence sets in and since drugs […]
May 19, 2019

Addiction Recovery and Treatment: Create or find your higher power

Find a higher power you can trust, believe, and live with…  One that works for you. Addiction Recovery and Treatment:  Create or find your higher power   The Dilemma of understanding and finding your Higher Power Addiction is a very distinctive disorder that not only affects a person physically but also spiritually. Featured in a 12-step addiction program is the definition of the spiritual concept of addiction, which goes thus, “we came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” For those that do not believe there is a God, they are liable to falter on the idea of “Supernatural Powers.” It is impossible for […]