Alcoholism and Depression Go Hand in Hand

Alcoholics in recovery are often surprised to find that they have been using alcohol to treat a condition they may not have even known they had. The initial discovery that the condition exists and has a name—alcoholism—is reassuring, as the alcoholic may have repeatedly wondered, “What’s wrong with me?” Further reassuring is the notion that…

Quotes on Giving Back

Giving back is an essential component of sustained and joyful recovery. Here are some great quotes on giving back:         I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. (Kahlil Gibran) This…

The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Drug Rehabilitation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based on the premise that the way we think has significant impact on how we feel and what we do. The focus of the treatment is to make a patient recognize situations wherein they’re more likely to give in to their addiction. CBT professionals make sure…

Lies and Excuses Addicts Commonly Use, Other than “I’m Not an Addict”

If there’s one art substance dependents have truly mastered, it’s the creation of an intricate web of lies and excuses. In an addict’s viewpoint, these are exceptional ways to mask their dependence with things that are seemingly normal and do away with shame. In reality, lies and excuses are manifestations of their denial and reluctance…

Depression: Something Substance Dependents Can’t Simply Wish Away

The relationship between substance dependency and depression is so close that people ask the question, “Which comes first?” Some suggest that people become dependent on drugs or alcohol, as they’re going through emotional strains and other forms of anxieties. On the other hand, some believe depression is among the upshots of addiction. One can easily…

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