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What Exactly is an Addictive Personality?

August 13th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
What Exactly is an Addictive Personality?

People that struggle with addiction are not just hooked on a particular substance; their behavior is often part of underlying issues that are difficult to resolve. Although the concept of an addictive personality is part myth and part reality, there are certain traits that can create a higher risk of addiction. There is no single …

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Half of Americans Have Friend/Family with Addiction

April 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
What Exactly is an Addictive Personality?

Addiction has become a growing problem in the U.S. especially with the climbing rates of opioid abuse that have reached the point of a major health crisis. Unfortunately addiction still has a stigma and people don’t discuss the topic enough to realize the full extent of the problem. Addiction is a serious issue and it …

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Managing Ambiguity and Personal Responsibility

February 25th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
What Exactly is an Addictive Personality?

Addiction is a disease that can take over a person’s thoughts and behavior so much that their personality begins to change. They may develop certain traits that are not necessarily part of who they are as a person but are simply a symptom of addiction. People with addictions start to show similar characteristics that are …

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How to Prevent Relapse With Addiction Recovery Aftercare

January 6th, 2017 - Leave a Comment

  Completing a substance abuse program of any kind is a huge accomplishment, especially detox or inpatient rehab. You left your entire life as you knew it as an addict. You made a great sacrifice. You put in the time and the effort to get sober. You received your tokens and certificates, you learned all …

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How to Cope With Addiction

December 27th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Today we want to explore how to cope with addiction. Addiction is a dangerous and unpredictable road. Drug and alcohol addiction affects people regardless of gender, race, economic standing, location, or culture.  Accepting and understanding your addiction is the first step in coping with your diagnosis. To further handle your diagnosis, talk with a medical professional, …

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Why Recovering Drug Addicts Should Disassociate from Labels

October 21st, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Recovering drug addicts often find it difficult to overcome their problem due to their association with criminal and unhealthy activity. One of the first steps to recovery is to admit you have a problem so you, and only you, can address it. Not because someone told you to, but because you want to. For a …

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How to Support A Recovering Drug Addict

October 12th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

If someone you love struggles with substance abuse, you may want to learn how to support a recovering drug addict. For starters, you’ve been accustomed to the routine and intense treatment, and now you are entering back into the real world. Dealing with emotions of being back along with rebuilding relationships with friends and family …

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Family Therapy for Addiction Recovery

October 7th, 2016 - 2 Comments

If someone in your family struggles with an addiction, you may want to consider tackling the problem with family therapy for addiction. Family addiction therapy is very helpful and important. First, the ability to be able to understand why their loved one is going through all this will help to calm the mind. Without a …

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How to Help Your Child With Addiction

October 6th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

If you suspect your children may be developing bad habits, either with drugs or alcohol, it’s a good idea to learn more about how to help your child with addiction. Most people tend to start experimenting with drugs at an early age. More often than not continued experimentation leads to addiction. Sure there is always …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

October 5th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for addiction is all about identifying the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that trigger your addiction. The more you understand your personal relationship with addiction, the better prepared you are to recovery from it and prevent relapse. Everyone approaches addiction treatment a little bit differently, which is great because it’s allowed us the opportunity to …

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