What is addiction? Addiction is a complicated topic, and a single addiction definition is difficult to quantify. Not only are there many misconceptions about addiction from the outset, but there are also complicated steps that someone needs to take to begin their recovery from an addiction of any kind. As research into addiction began in the 1930s, many prevailing theories stated that addiction was a result of a moral failing. Fortunately, much of the science revolving around addiction has evolved and there is a better understanding that addiction is a medical disease. However, many of these original notions continue to create stigmas about the nature of addiction and the people […]
Seeing a loved one suffer from a mental health disorder of any kind is a difficult sight, and it can be difficult to know how to help someone with a mental illness. While it can be tempting to jump in and try to make them feel better or rectify the situation, it is better to take account of the situation first. Jumping in without knowing the nature of the illness, proper techniques, or how the loved one will respond, can carry its own risks and may make the situation worse. Understanding the methods for providing proper support is paramount, especially when a loved one is suffering a very intense episode, […]
Addiction is a disease that affects a very large portion of the population. Addictions are often thought of as just pertaining to drugs and alcohol. While these substances are highly addictive and can lead to destructive consequences, there are many addictions that go unnoticed that also need to be addressed. Sex, gambling, porn, food, caffeine, and social media are just the beginning of an extensive list of potential addictions that someone can develop. However, each person who suffers from addiction will have to face a crossroads between continuing their practice with addiction or choosing to change it. Addiction is something that affects someone on a biological level, both in mental […]
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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 […]
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 […]