Do You Have a Fear of Losing Your Identity in Recovery?

The Importance of Self-Care in Recovery

If you’ve been an addict or alcoholic for months or years, you may associate everything you are or who you think you are, with your drug of choice. If you are thinking about checking-in to treatment, or are newly sober, the thought of removing such a huge part of what you consider is your identity, is frightening. When everything you …

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What Defines Chemical Dependency?

chemical dependency

Chemical dependency, in its simplest form, is the perpetual need to use a substance so a person can feel normal.  Simple definitions like this hardly grasp the depths of what chemical dependency truly is though.   When a person abuses drugs or alcohol the chemicals begin to change the structure of the brain’s neural pathways and pleasure center.  Once someone …

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