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Category Archives: Self-Help

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…

Blueprint for Life

Addiction has a way of taking life in directions that are unexpected. These life paths usually get worse and rougher the longer addiction lasts. When someone decides to enter recovery they have the unique opportunity to create a new life, to draw a new blueprint for their life. This is an amazing opportunity, but one…

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…

Coping with Physical Illness in Recovery

Our bodies are far from perfect. Everyone gets sick on occasion and this is going to occur during recovery as well. The worst part is if we get sick in recovery the stakes can be much higher. Consider the following scenario. A former pill addict who has three months clean is out walking on an…