Recovery

Navigate Your Relapse Risk of People, Places, and Things

How to be aware of and Create an Action Plan to Successfully Navigate Your Relapse Risk of People, Places, and Things

You will probably experience relapse triggers which are usually comprised of people, places, and things.  Relapse triggers hide in social, environmental, and emotional situations that remind you of your substance use and they awaken urges and cravings to use.  These cravings are closely related to your triggers and can make resisting the urge to use …

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Trauma Has Long-Lasting Effects On Your Mind, Body & Way Of Life.

Unresolved Trauma Has Long-Lasting Effects On Your Mind, Body & Way Of Life. . . How Does Your Unresolved Trauma Affect You?

Trauma is the result of overwhelming amounts of stress from a situation that exceeds one’s ability to cope and can come about by the death of a loved one, a relationship breakup, or rejection from a loved one, to name a few.  Emotional trauma can hit even the most grounded. Actual injuries and wounds are …

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Why be Wary of Study Drugs: More commonly referred to as Study Buddies, Smart Drugs, and Brain Steroids. What are they, who uses them, and why?

Why be Wary of Study Drugs: More commonly referred to as Study Buddies, Smart Drugs, and Brain Steroids.  What are they, who uses them, and why? Study drugs are stimulants taken by students who think using them will increase their grades, alertness, and energy.  There are many names for different stimulants used by students as …

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Are you feeling the despair and overwhelm of these COVID-19 times? Are you worried about the mental health and physical safety of a loved one? Are you a suicide survivor?

“The person who completes suicide dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand why?”  Clark Have you ever felt suicidal because the pain and despair seem too overwhelming to continue?  Have you had someone you love express feelings of anguish that later lead them to end …

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Gambling, Sex, And Internet Gaming Have Quickly Become A New Phenomenon In The Science World Known As Process Addictions

Substance use disorders targets the pleasure receptors in the brain where short term rewards are felt.  Over time, chronic substance abuse tends to negatively affect behavior, diminishes control of that behavior, and result in what is commonly known as addiction. The compulsive behaviors that arise in addiction, coupled with the lack of control and the …

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Social Distancing, a New Phenomenon so How Do We Deal With It?

Here’s How To Make It Through! Social distancing, what does that even mean anyway? Social or physical distancing are non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures done to prevent the spread of a contagious disease reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other. A nation asked by our government to stay at home …

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Staying on Top of your Recovery Journey . . . During a Pandemic and Social Distancing

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is a time of uncertainty that has increased anxiety for many people. Anxiety can result in many uncomfortable feelings that are felt throughout your body. Anxiety often creates behavioral paralysis and those affected are disengaged from routines and obligations. With COVID-19 the subsequent social distancing compounds feelings of dread and anxiety which makes …

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Fear, We All Feel It But How Does It Relate To Becoming Free Of Addiction?

Every human has experienced fear, it is a powerful emotion and directly relates to our survival. But when we feel fear, our ability to be rationale is affected our brains develop something called lizard brain.  How does fear show up in our bodies?  Our breathing may become labored, we may not be able to think …

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Coping Strategies For Handling The Anxiety That Uncertainty Brings

Suffice it to say, there is nothing like a global viral pandemic to throw a wrench into our day-to-day lives and routines! Because the COVID-19 situation is changing daily and because it is so fluid, it creates a lot of uncertainty around the future. Life feels out of our control. As humans, there is nothing …

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Holidays are Stressful for Everyone and Especially for Those in Recovery Plan…for Success with Strategies to Safeguard Against Relapse

Holidays are “The season to be jolly.” The reality is that an overwhelming number of people don’t feel jolly during the holidays. Why do so many people feel empty and stressed out when the holiday season is supposed to be filled with family, festivities, and fun?  It turns out that the biggest source of holiday …

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