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Resolutions are plentiful as a new year begins. People resolve to lose weight, or they may join a gym as they resolve to become more physically fit. Some resolve to spend more quality time with family, or go back to school, or get out of debt, or take their dream vacation.
Holidays are a time of celebration, spent with friends and families, a multitude of activities, and sometimes, for people in recovery, a time of temptation to use again. Relapse doesn’t have to be a part of your holidays. Taking time to prepare for what could be stumbling blocks to your sobriety can help.
“I just use for fun, recreationally. Don’t worry, I won’t get addicted.” Maybe you have heard someone say this, or maybe you have said it yourself. But some substances, including …
The emotional experience can be likened to waves in the ocean. Waves can be gentle or fierce, but they always pass us by when we allow them to. There will …
One of the most commonly asked questions by those who have a loved one entering drug or alcohol treatment is, “Are they ready?” There is a persistent cultural belief that …
We reference a picture of a plant to illustrate what we’re trying to explain. Everything above the soil is the “observable behavior of addiction” It is the actual symptoms of intoxication, the scheming and manipulating involved with finding means to get more of the drug of choice, etc.
Often addiction is a symptom of a deeper problem. To offer the best treatment option for individuals, their specific issues must be understood and addressed. A cookie cutter approach to addiction treatment just doesn’t work.
Many get sober through 12-step programs. These are self-help programs based on attending meetings that are peer supported and peer lead. Individuals “work” the 12-steps to find sobriety and have a sponsor, someone more advanced in their own recovery, who helps them through the recovery process.
PAWS can feel like a rollercoaster of emotions and symptoms. Being aware that these symptoms may occur can help to be prepared for them. Knowing that they usually don’t last for more than a day or two makes them bearable and less frightening.