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Category Archives: Self-Help

Feelings Aren’t Facts – How To Ride The Emotional Rollercoaster of Recovery: Part 2

Rollercoaster of Recovery – This is the second part of a three-part series about how to manage your emotions in recovery. Previously, we talked about how managing emotions is THE most difficult thing in recovery. We also mentioned that if you accept that your feelings will have you on an emotional rollercoaster ride, you can…

How Do You Know If You Are An Alcoholic?

Do You Have a Problem With Alcohol? If you think you might have a problem with drinking, you probably do. Here’s the thing – people who aren’t alcoholics don’t sit around wondering if they are alcoholics! If alcohol is causing you problems at work, creating problems in your relationships, bringing about physical problems, or just…

Reefer Madness – Understanding Marijuana Addiction

People Think Weed Is Harmless and Completely Underestimate Marijuana Addiction Reefer Madness – Most people who develop a problem with marijuana underestimate how difficult it can be to stop smoking the stuff. Sure, weed isn’t as addictive as heroin or cocaine, but it is psychologically addictive; and it does bring about negative consequences. Studies suggest…

Coping with Stress in Recovery

Stress In Recovery. Stress is inevitable in life, it cannot be avoided in life and is a natural occurrence for everyone. Stress in recovery can be a trigger for going back to old unhealthy habits. There are ways to deal with stress when in recovery that will help you stay calm and focused on getting…

Relapse Triggers

Relapse Triggers – Even after one gets sober the danger of relapse always looms. All people in recovery need to remain vigilant about the temptation of picking up. There are any number of things that can lead a newly recovering addict or alcoholic to pick up again. We should make no mistake here, picking up…