You've worked so hard for your sobriety. You've come so far from that person you used to be. You've worked the plan, put in the time, and you're actively using your recovery behaviors every day.
Don't let self-recrimination be the wrench in your works. Don't let it be the bridge to relapse. As someone in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, you'll find plenty of people who are willing to judge you harshly. Don't be one of them.
By now you've learned that addiction i
Abstinence from any kind of addiction is not an easy task. For drug addicts, just making the decision to quit is an achievement to be proud of. However, no matter how determined you are at the beginning, sometimes this "honeymoon phase" of being highly motivated begins to wear off and you begin to lose focus. Here are five things you can do stay on track: 1. Remind yourself this is normal Most drug addicts who decided to overcome their habits have to deal with these emotions
Alcohol cravings can ruin your sobriety goals, but it’s important to realize that you can get past them without giving in to temptation. Various studies suggest that alcohol cravings subside after just 15 minutes. Here are a few distracting things to do until your drinking urge passes.
Filling your lungs full of fresh air can greatly reduce or eliminate your urge to drink. When you do something simple, such as taking a walk in the park or just sitting in your o
Going through a rehab program can be long and difficult, but if you stick with it, you'll find yourself better off at the other end. With that said, it isn't simply easy sailing once you're out. There will be times where you feel the urge to go back to your former ways. Should you relapse, you'll need to go through the addiction recovery process again in order to develop a new sober lifestyle. These are the most common triggers for a relapse and how you should avoid them. Str