Tag Archives: Recovery

Relapse Prevention Skills for Sexual Addiction Recovery

Man struggling with sexual addiction relapse It is incredibly hard to see the air you breathe, similarly it is frustrating to desire change that you don’t know how to create. While recovery can often seem like this—trying to live in a way you have never known possible—there are practical steps you can take. First, remember that lapses in behavior aren’t relapses, [...]
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How Do You Start a Conversation About Addiction?

Friends discussing alphaprodine abuse. Contributed by JourneyPure, The Standard in Addiction Treatment. In the distance, there are the familiar sounds of raised voices—two, maybe three. They are arguing…“No—wait—please. I just want to talk!”  Then…“Just leave me alone—you don’t know anything—I don’t want to talk about it!”  Followed by the inevitable slamming of the door…silence…and the muffled cries of the [...]
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Effectiveness of Online Public Forums for Recovering Addicts

Man using tablet for addiction recovery Online Public Forums are becoming more popular for recovering addicts. Forums typically have global members from all stages of the addiction process, who can provide useful guidance and information. Forums can be helpful in social interaction for those in recovery who can oftentimes feel isolated or lonely after treatment. What Online Forums Are Available? There [...]
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Dopamine and It’s Role in the Addiction Cycle

Man standing in the desert Nearly 23 million Americans have a substance abuse disorder. This roughly equates to one in 10 Americans being addicted. When investigations first began into the concept of addiction in 1930s, it was largely believed to be a moral failing or lack of willpower. Recent times, however, recognize addiction for what it is- a chronic disease [...]
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Effectiveness of Halfway Homes for Recovering Alcoholics

Man smoking Halfway Houses, or Sober Living Houses, as many communities call them, are alcohol and drug free living environments for recovering addicts who are motivated to abstain from substance and drug use. Those discharging from Residential or higher level of care use Halfway Houses for continued care. Typically Halfway Houses are not licensed or funded by [...]
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