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Category Archives: Cocaine

How Obsession and Compulsion Drive Addiction: Part Two

This is part two of a two-part series about obsession and compulsion. In part one of this series, we told you that obsession and compulsion drive addiction. We also talked about obsession. Now, let’s talk about compulsion. Obsessive Thoughts Eventually Lead To Compulsive Action Compulsion is defined as “an irresistible urge to behave in a…

Obsession and Compulsion – The Driving Forces Behind Addiction

This is part one of a two-part series about how obsession and compulsion drive addiction. Addiction Leaves You Feeling Powerless When you are addicted to substances or behaviors, you are often completely baffled by the choices you make in pursuit of your addiction. Strangely enough – they don’t feel like choices. When you are hooked…

Predisposition to Addiction

The conventional thinking on addiction states that people begin using a highly addictive substance until it takes over their will to choose. Addiction is dependent on the substance, whether it be alcohol or some other drug or even an activity like sex or gambling. This seems to just stand to reason. That some people seem…

Reasons We Struggle in Early Sobriety

The first days and weeks of sobriety and recovery come with many struggles and difficulties. Just getting through the physical fight for some of us is a real battle. If we have gone through a detox, the illnesses and emotional strains can wear us out. But as we emerge from these first steps and begin…

Finding Joy in the Daily Grind

Day to day life can be tough. Even the most motivated people face a day to day life that can get grueling and stressful. The monotony can be overwhelming at times. This holds true in recovery as well as you move from the uncertainty of where the next fix is coming from to a more…