Addiction Care Blog

The Addiction Care Blog is about the journey to recovery. It contains...

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Recovery Starts with Hope

Hope is not a wishful type of thinking. It is a proactive way of thinking and dreaming that supports your ultimate goals.

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The Bravest Thing

The bravest thing I have ever done is realizing I'm worth it. I remind myself every day that I am brave, alive, and worthy of every breath I take.

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Live One Day at a Time

You don't get over an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a life where it is easier not to use.

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Romancing the Past

Some folks call it "romancing the the past" when we are euphorically recalling our previous experiences with substance use, abuse, and dependence.

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Recovery is a Journey

Genuine humility and self acceptance produce the willingness to give what we have of ourselves.

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Twelve Step Introduction

I went to an AA meeting one time for a friend's recovery birthday. At that same meeting were a couple of other folks who were celebrating recovery birthdays of their own.

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Road to Recovery

We want to be sensitive to areas in our lives that need our attention and then take appropriate action. Many of our concerns end up either being created by our own actions initially.

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Keys to Long Term Recovery

How is it that some people stay clean and sober for so long; even a lifetime? And, if those people have had a relapse, how do they bounce back?

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Rates of Addiction after Drug Use

Not everyone who uses substances or has used substances becomes addicted. You may be a bit surprised by the percentage of people who began using a substance and became addicted to that substance.

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High on Anger

Some folks actually enjoy getting that angry. For them, it's almost like getting high. Or, it feels good because of the control of the environment that occurs.

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Dealing with Doubt

Living life on life's terms is full of emotions and thoughts. One of the most difficult to address is doubt. What are some symptoms of "self doubt"?

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Codependency and Long Term Recovery Essentials

Stay focused. Anything that gets in the way of your recovery life is in the way. Remove it, or side step it and keep moving

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Counselors Can Help Recovery

Recovery comes from hope or the belief that recovery is possible. This is essential for building motivation and the ongoing desire to make any kind of progress.

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Emotional Hunger

This addiction leads us to all kinds of choices regarding food. We become partial to certain tastes.

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Addiction Recovery Stages: Defiance, Compliance, and Accceptance

It appears the majority of people in a recovery program right now are not there because they chose to address the addiction via a structured program. They are in a program because...

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