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There’s No Such Thing as an Addictive Personality

By |2022-05-03T13:35:55-04:00May 1st, 2022|Practicing Recovery, Resource|

What Is an Addictive Personality? When people say someone has an addictive personality, they are often implying that a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol will be unable to ever meaningfully change their behavior. This simply isn't true. No matter what challenges a person has experienced in the past, there's always hope for [...]

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Anger Management Tips for People in Recovery

By |2022-04-22T12:51:06-04:00April 17th, 2022|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery|

HALT: Anger Management Over time, unchecked anger takes a toll on your mind and body. It can lead to a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms—including teeth grinding, headaches, anxiety, muscle tension, and trouble sleeping. If you've ever heard the HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired) acronym used to describe the most common relapse triggers, you [...]

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Signs of a Marijuana Use Disorder

By |2022-04-10T17:14:44-04:00April 7th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), marijuana is the most commonly used federally illegal drug in the United States. About 18% of Americans used marijuana at least once in 2019 and roughly 30% of these individuals met the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder. Medical Marijuana Is on the Scene Now The [...]

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Feeling Frustrated? Here’s How to Make Sure Your Recovery Stays on Track

By |2022-02-28T13:27:44-05:00February 26th, 2022|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery|

Feeling Irritated Easily Lately? Is your first response to a difficult task to postpone it for as long as possible? Do you often find yourself searching for "quick fix" solutions or immediate gratification instead of taking the time to make a decision that will lead to long-term success? It's normal to feel frustrated when you're [...]

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Getting Help for a Marijuana Use Disorder

By |2022-02-18T16:42:25-05:00February 15th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, 6.3% of adults will meet the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder at some point in their lives. However, this condition often goes untreated due to a general misunderstanding about the risks associated with abuse and [...]

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Understanding How Rumination Can Lead to Substance Abuse

By |2022-02-11T20:09:02-05:00February 6th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

Do you often feel as though you can't shut your mind off? Are you constantly dwelling on things that are beyond your control? Do your friends and family accuse you of overthinking every decision you make? Understanding Substance Abuse Finding yourself unable to control intrusive, repetitive, and generally negative thoughts is referred to as rumination. [...]

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Can Botanical-Based Alcohol Alternatives Help People in Recovery?

By |2022-01-25T18:30:51-05:00January 21st, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

In the United States, more than 14 million people are struggling with alcohol use disorders. Those who consume alcohol on a regular basis face an increased risk of developing over 200 different health conditions—including cancer, dementia, and cirrhosis—as well as the danger of drunk driving crashes, accidental injuries, and suicide or self-harm. Fake Alcohol? A [...]

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Respecting Your Recovery Journey

By |2022-01-05T19:24:20-05:00January 1st, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

Your Recovery Journey For most people, a substance use disorder develops slowly. The casual use of drugs or alcohol as a way to relax or have fun with friends starts to turn into a coping mechanism for dealing with everyday stressors. Then, substance abuse begins to take over every aspect of life—leading to damaged relationships, [...]

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Understanding the Relationship Between Loneliness, Addiction, and Depression

By |2021-12-27T16:38:43-05:00December 25th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

There are a number of different factors that can increase a person's risk for addiction, but loneliness is one that is often overlooked. People who feel lonely on a regular basis are significantly more likely to turn to drugs or alcohol to numb their emotional pain. Understanding Who Is at Risk Loneliness is defined as [...]

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Understanding the Psychology of Effective Goal Setting in Addiction Recovery

By |2021-12-17T14:41:37-05:00December 10th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

In psychology, goal setting is viewed as a vital tool for self-motivation that gives meaning to our actions. And encourages us to work toward achievement. For people in recovery, goal setting promotes change for the better. And it contributes to making smarter decisions about the wellness-focused habits that are essential for ongoing sobriety. Types of [...]

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