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How Short-Term Thinking Maintains Long-Term Recovery

Goals, both short-term and long-term, are essential to the maintenance of long-term sobriety and recovery. Goals help a recovering addict in numerous ways by helping one know when to reach out for help and building self-confidence. How Can Short-Term Goals Improve Sobriety? Short-term goals are goals an individual sets for themselves that do not take more than about a year to complete. Despite the amount of time it...

Challenges Facing Young Adults In Recovery

Early adult life comes with new stressors. Young adults often find themselves abruptly faced with challenges to their identity and sense of place in the world after they leave the comfort and guidance of home. Peer pressure is as strong, if not stronger than ever, as these individuals seek out and build new relationships. Unfortunately these pressures often contribute to decisions to use drugs or alcohol. These...

Dealing with the Speed Bumps of Recovery

Addiction recovery is a complicated and difficult process that includes its share of failure and frustration. Relapse is common for the majority of recovering addicts, but the difference between lasting recovery and hopelessness is how you respond to bumps in the road. Why Is Relapse so Common? Alcoholism is a physical and psychological disease that requires physical and psychological healing, which takes a lot of...

How Getting Over Denial Is the First Step to Recovery

When it comes to substance abuse, denial is a defense mechanism that addicts use when they cannot or will not face the problem. Some addicts may see the harm substance abuse causes, but they cannot cope with the pain and anxiety that will come with accepting their own blame. Denial can manifest in any of the following ways: Deliberate refusal to acknowledge the problem, because it would require change Self-delusion...

Why Does Fitness Aid Addiction Recovery?

The decision to seek treatment for substance abuse or addiction is a difficult one to make. Furthermore, when someone does decide to seek rehab, she must understand that recovery is not an immediate action. Instead, addiction treatment is a process that could take a great amount of time, possibly the rest of a user’s life. With the toll that addiction takes on the body, and knowing that withdrawal symptoms are...

How Does Narcissism Affect Treatment and Recovery?

Narcissism is a personality disorder that involves extreme self-interest and a lack of concern when it comes to others. Narcissistic individuals view others as an extension of themselves. They prefer to be around people who fulfill their needs and enhance their vision of themselves. For narcissistic individuals, there is a greater risk of developing dependence on substances, and treatment can be quite difficult. The...

When Should I Look for a Sober Living Home?

Each sober home is unique and has different requirements, but they all have the same goal in mind, to help recovering addicts maintain sobriety and get back into the real world. These homes help recovering addicts build community relationships and reintegrate back into the community, and they also allow recovering addicts to find complete independence and build self-confidence, Therefore, if you leave rehab and need...

How Psychoeducational Groups Can Improve Your Recovery

Addicts endure much of their suffering alone. The recovery process, by contrast, brings many people together as they work to put substance abuse behind them. Group therapy is a fixture of many recovery plans. The psychoeducational type of group therapy helps addicts better understand, from a general psychological perspective, how addiction operates and how treatment works. Many different kinds of goals can be...

How to Assess Alcohol Addiction Recovery Needs

For an alcoholic to continue drinking and not try to get help, he must become very good at ignoring and denying the problem of alcohol. When he decides to get help and start the process of recovery, he must do the opposite, and confront and assess his addiction. Making a careful and honest assessment of the problem, with the help of a professional counselor, can guide an alcoholic toward a solid and long lasting...

Natural Recovery Models for Alcohol Treatment

There are multiple forms of treatment available for alcohol addiction, but it is important to choose the right treatment for you. When an individual is recovering from alcohol addiction, treatment should focus on the user as a whole instead of simply on the physical aspects of alcohol addiction. Natural recovery models for alcohol treatment help the user address the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual sides of...

Disulfiram/Antabuse and Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Alcohol addiction is one of the most common addictions as alcohol is easily attainable and affordable. Therefore, those who find themselves addicted to alcohol often reach a point in which they are ready to seek treatment. At that time, a medication referred to a disulfiram or Antabuse is often included in recovery, as it can help the body begin to reject the presence of alcohol entirely. What Does...

Finding Accountability to End Alcohol Use

Accountability is an individual’s obligation to loved ones, friends, or co-workers to be responsible for his or her actions. This may include being open and honest about activities and information that would affect others or being responsible for property or money. Accountability to family members will involve you providing a safe and stable home environment free of unhealthy conflict or neglect. Dependability...

Holistic Methods for Alcoholism Recovery

If you are struggling with addiction, the last thing that you want when entering into a treatment program is to be offered more drugs. Holistic alcohol addiction treatment help provides you with the help that you need to face down your addiction and heal your body. Natural rehab treatment programs can meet all of your needs for alcoholism treatment and recovery. Natural Addiction Treatment What do you think of when...

Why You Can Be Powerful in Recovery from Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a disease that causes great discomfort and unhappiness in a person’s life. Alcoholism can make you feel powerless and helpless against temptation to use. You don’t have to let alcoholism affect your life negatively anymore. You can be powerful in your recovery and live a happier life. We can help. Alcoholism Overwhelms Your Life Has alcohol taken over your life? Alcohol dependency and alcohol...

What Alcoholism Recovery Can Do for You

An addiction to alcohol is often regarded as a choice rather than a sickness. However, if you are struggling with alcoholism, you know firsthand the small role that choice plays when it comes to your powerful and difficult disease. Maybe you have sought rehabilitation before or even maintained brief periods of sobriety. Maybe you are dealing with a new addiction to alcohol, and you aren’t quite sure where to turn...

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