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Category Archives: LGBTQ

Setting Goals in Recovery and Life

Reach for the stars! Go for the gold! Anything is possible! These phrases seem like a foreign language when you are in active recovery or when you have just made the choice to enter recovery. Whether you have made the choice to put yourself into rehab and recovery or it has been a choice that…

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol, a potent Central Nervous System (CNS) depressant, when taken in large quantity for a long period of time, re-conditions the brain, in such a way that, the brain works very hard to keep the centres responsible for being awake active. However, a sudden drop in the level of alcohol present in the body fluids,…

Recovery – A Beautiful Process of Self-Discovery

Recovery May Be Work, But You Don’t Have To Think About It That Way Many people give up on the recovery process because they believe it involves too much work. While it is true that recovery does require hard work and dedication, as long as you think of it as work, you may never reap…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Alcohol Addiction

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been shown to be a very effective and reliable method of treating alcoholism and drug addiction. It has proven to be more effective when it is part of an overall program of recovery. CBT is a short-term, focused therapeutic approach to helping drug-dependent people become abstinent. It mimics the same…

Dealing with Relapse

Almost everyone comes to recovery, whether it is in treatment or by some other means, with the belief that the nightmare of addiction is finally over. There is the sense of relief and resolve, and with it comes some measure of hope, even if this is tempered by equal parts fear. As we move through…