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Learning How to Delay Gratification in Recovery

One common characteristic of addiction is that the addict wants to satisfy their desires now. They want their cravings satisfied immediately. They want their needs met instantly. There is little patience, endurance, and serenity. Instead, an addict’s focus is on life’s demands (cravings, pains, triggers) and meeting those demands as soon as possible with drugs and alcohol that can self-soothe. …Read More

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Addiction and Its Effect on the Brain

It wasn’t until recently that the illness of addiction has been seen as an illness of the brain. In other words, addiction can have such a severe effect on the brain that it can continue to deteriorate one’s life. This article will review the relationship between addiction and the functioning of the brain. Brain research has revealed that a healthy …Read More

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Talking to Your Teenage Daughter About Addiction

Today, teenage girls see addictions all around them, whether it’s hearing about it in a song on the radio, watching it on TV shows such as “Breaking Bad”, or even seeing it among their peers at school. It is important to talk to your teenage daughter about the dangers of addiction so that she will be prepared to make educated …Read More

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Five Common Relapse Triggers

Coming home from rehab can be an exciting an empowering event but as you work to get back into the swing of life you will encounter obstacles that can trigger a relapse if not dealt with in the correct way.  Below are five common relapse triggers to watch out for. Old Places and Friends – Once you get home from rehab, it is …Read More