Addiction Recovery

August 24, 2017
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The Problem With Benzodiazepines As Treatment In Addiction Recovery

Give an addict an addictive medication and tell the addict only to use it when they need to. Then, see what happens next. An addict will likely tell themselves that they don’t need the medication. […]
June 29, 2017
Is Your Phone A Tool For Recovery?

Is Your Phone a Tool For Recovery?

If you cringed with that grimacing emoji style grin, chances are, you’re up to no good with your phone. The phone, in all of its smartness, is a problem in the early stages of recovery […]
June 12, 2017
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What Prevents A Relapse?

Relapse prevention is many things from therapy to lifestyle changes. Ultimately, relapse prevention is being empowered in recovery to make healthy decisions which promote sobriety.   Knowing Your Triggers We will never live in a […]
June 6, 2017
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When You Have Recovery, You Have Everything

Addiction takes away everything. Even in those who believe themselves to be “high functioning”, meaning their lives haven’t fallen apart in the stereotyped way addiction is believed to have an effect, feel everything slipping away. […]
May 11, 2017

Want To Be A Leader? Take Good Care Of Your Health

Recovery is an opportunity to take hold in your own life and become a leader in your own right. Leadership isn’t cut from cloth, but earned through specific practices and lifestyle changes. In fact, it’s […]
May 5, 2017

Three Myths About Opioid Addiction That Just Aren’t True

Myths are created about what addiction is or isn’t because addiction is hard to understand. More importantly, addiction is scary and uncomfortable for many people. Rather than take the time to really understand how it […]
April 13, 2017

What Is The “Inner Critic”

You aren’t born with a sense of self-loathing. Self-hatred and negative self talk is something which you learn over time through subtle cues, imitating others’ behaviors, and blatant, direct conversations. When you are young, you […]
March 20, 2017

Diagnosing And Treating Trauma Is Critical For Addiction Recovery

Almost every addict seeking recovery who walks through the door of a treatment center has trauma in their backgrounds. Trauma is simply defined as any “deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” Trauma isn’t given an objective […]
November 3, 2016
8 Reasons You’re Having Difficulty In The Bedroom In Early Recovery

8 Reasons You’re Having Difficulty In The Bedroom In Early Recovery

  Stress. Stress, while it is many things, is a sensation produced by hormones. Hormones are necessary for sexual functioning. Estrogen and testosterone help us to perform sexually. When we are under stress, hormones like […]