Addiction Recovery

April 13, 2017
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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
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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 […]
October 17, 2016
Two Ways You’re Wasting Time In Treatment

Two Ways You’re Wasting Time In Treatment

You Procrastinate Every Assignment You’re Given Your therapist gives you an assignment, your group therapist gives you an assignment, your physical activity leader gives you an assignment…for being in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction […]
September 23, 2016
Work as an Addiction Leads to Other Mental Illness

Work Addiction Leads to Other Mental Illness

  A recent report revealed that people suffering from an addiction to work have a higher risk of other mental illnesses. Defining workaholism or work addiction as a diagnosable disease is a topic of wide […]
September 21, 2016
11 Male Celebrities with Double-Digit Sobriety

11 Male Celebrities with Double-Digit Sobriety

Hollywood is a fleeting industry. Infamous for ‘15 minutes of fame’, stars come and stars go. At times, it seems so do their stints in rehab and time spent sober to appease judges. Notoriously full […]
August 24, 2016
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Why Saving Money is Hard

Alcoholism and drug addiction are a special kind of economic system. If we were high functioning addicts and alcoholics, we sustained jobs that gave us income. Unsuspecting to others was a large daily expense. Yet, […]
August 23, 2016
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Can Escapism be a Good Thing?

The word retreat was originally a military term, describing the withdrawal or movement away from battle. Retreat is also defined as moving away from something that is dangerous or threatening. Eventually, retreat became affiliated with […]
August 16, 2016
Being Spiritual Makes You a Better Man

Being Spiritual Makes You a Better Man

The programs of recovery, from 12 step to alternative programs, act as step by step instructions on getting and staying sober. They lay the groundwork for us to follow in developing the best version of […]