Tag Archives: Recovery

Unique Issues Facing Middle-Aged Women in Addiction Recovery

Middle-age woman outside Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Residential Center. Drug and alcohol abuse can enter the life of anyone at any time. Although the reasons behind the attraction to chemical substances vary from person to person, the end result is typically the same: addiction. Middle-age women are in no way immune to the [...]
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Applying DBT Skills to Overcome Triggers in Addiction Recovery

Woman overcoming triggers in addiction recovery Though originally developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder and suicidal thoughts, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is now used to treat a wide variety of mental health issues and addictions. The term dialectical refers to ideas and opinions that are opposing, and DBT focuses on the concept that a person suffering from an addiction [...]
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How Your Sexual Recovery is Going, Moment-by-Moment

Man in recovery Are we not masters of looking back and saying, “How did I get here?” or, “What just happened?” Most of the people I meet with express a similar sentiment at some point. The reality is that we neglect to attend to our present moments and therefore we lose track of our experience, and any recovery. [...]
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Why is Addiction Recovery So Hard?

Woman and waterfall Contributor: Nikki Baker, Content Writer at JourneyPure. With a marriage on the rocks and a broken relationship with his two sons, Dennis knew he needed help. But like so many in the thralls of addiction, it took an “aha moment” to get there. His wife bravely confronted him with an ultimatum – the alcohol or [...]
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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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