Addiction is a complicated, difficult disease. It affects not only the user but everyone around them.
The new year is the perfect time to recommit to your sobriety. After all, it’s the time for fresh starts and resolutions. Therefore, it’s an ideal time to make a new action plan for staying sober.
Many people are able to enjoy the occasional drink or drug use. In fact, holiday celebrations often include alcohol. They may include marijuana and other drugs. If you struggle with addiction or substance misuse, then this time of year can be especially challenging. After all, there are a lot of triggers during the holiday [...]
You’ve become burdened by the emotional and mental toll of your sex addiction. The lies, sneaking around, and sexual health risks have buried you in shame and regret. You feel like a slave to your addiction, but feel that recovery is out-of-reach.
The physical act of withdrawal is difficult, uncomfortable, and can feel incredibly painful. Your body is finally relinquishing its need for a substance that it’s depended on for a substantial amount of time. You may be thinking that after the withdrawal process, your recovery will be easier; physically you may be right, but you need to prepare for the emotional next steps.
By knowing the signs, people who are at risk of addiction can make better life choices. They should take measures be aware of their family history and note known members who struggle with substance abuse or other addictive activities.
Relapsing is tough to accept when it happens. Your hard work feels wiped away when you fall back into step with an old addictive habit. But, hold on, don't give up on yourself. Though it's more serious than a one-time slip-up, you've not failed in your endeavor for sobriety. And all is certainly not lost.
“Am I addicted?” is a question that many drug users find themselves asking. While some people can go a lifetime drinking alcohol and taking drugs recreationally, others don’t have that luxury. While addiction manifests for different reasons, it usually begins the same way. We generally picture addicts as living dangerous, harmful, and dysfunctional lives, [...]
There’s a fine line between recreational gambling and problem gambling that can be easily crossed. If you think you might struggle with problem gambling, you’ve come to the right place. Look for these signs and decide if your recreational activity is turning into a problem:
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already come to the realization that you have an addiction. Accepting the fact that you have a problem is an impressive and vital first step, but do you know what comes next?