Narcissism and Recovery

Narcissism and Recovery

Narcissism, as it relates to addiction, presents a problem for the individual and society as a whole.  By definition, narcissistic behavior includes being overtly preoccupied with the satisfaction of self. This in essence, also describes the compulsive need to satisfy drug cravings....
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05/20 2016
Seven Things to Help You Navigate Through Recovery

Seven Things to Help You Navigate Through Recovery

Drug addiction can steal your freedom, your confidence and your focus.  Trapped in the perpetual cycle of getting and using drugs, its natural to relinquish your autonomy to choose how you live your life.  There is usually plenty of help available for...
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05/16 2016
Symptoms of High-Functioning Alcoholics

Symptoms of High-Functioning Alcoholics

Many people that meet the criteria for alcoholism can function so effectively that they stay under the radar for years. High functioning alcoholics can be anyone; a parent, teacher, employer, efficient co-worker, grandparents or even your teenage son or daughter.  Although there...
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04/29 2016
Build Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Build Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Secrets, lies and manipulation are hallmarks of addiction. These traits erode trust in relationships as the person in addiction becomes more and more preoccupied with getting and using drugs.  Eventually, the bond with spouses, children and best friends who are not involved...
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04/27 2016
Power of Positive Thinking in Recovery

Power of Positive Thinking in Recovery

The strongest predictors for recovery are a positive attitude and motivation to overcome addiction. According to researchers who reviewed 16 studies that looked at patient’s attitudes toward health; motivation and optimism were key factors for those who experienced faster and more sustainable...
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04/26 2016
Strengthen Your Sobriety: Five Tips to Motivate You

Strengthen Your Sobriety: Five Tips to Motivate You

The power of addiction can take people to negative extremes in life that sometimes get forgotten after a long period of abstinence. In fact, relapse often happens when people in recovery lose sight of the power of drugs and alcohol to trap...
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04/25 2016
Steps to Take After a Relapse

Steps to Take After a Relapse

Fear of a relapse is the number one concern of most people in recovery. It is especially threatening for newly recovered addicts as is evidenced by the number of questions concerning relapse aimed at addiction specialists. Worrisome questions such as; can I...
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04/20 2016
10 Reasons To Say Goodbye To Alcohol

10 Reasons To Say Goodbye To Alcohol

Moderation management is often touted as the most sensible way to prevent alcoholism. Since it is legal for adults to drink and alcohol is made available at most social venues, total abstinence often seems ludicrous for some.  However, in a new study...
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04/18 2016
Binge Drinking: When Too Much Is Not Enough

Binge Drinking: When Too Much Is Not Enough

Binge drinking occurs when an individual consumes too much alcohol over a short period of time and it can last from a few hours, days or weeks. Binge drinking is commonly associated with about one-third of male adolescents and young adults in...
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04/12 2016
Ten Things to Tell Yourself When You Want To Drink

Ten Things to Tell Yourself When You Want To Drink

Alcohol-use disorders affect about 16 million adults in the U.S. and alcohol abuse among adolescents between the ages of 12 – 16 are estimated to be about seven-hundred thousand. In addition to abuse numbers being high, statistics regarding alcohol-related deaths are also...
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04/11 2016