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Learning to Trust the Method in Treatmen...

Learning to Trust the Method in Treatment
Letting go is hard, but you have to allow yourself to trust the method during rehab in order to get the most out of treatment. Trusting the method means accepting all parts of the recovery program, not letting pride or a cynical mindset dampen your experience. If you doubt or ignore parts of rehab you will miss out on information that would benefit your recovery. You traveled to rehab...

Does There Need to Be an Emergency to Ge...

Does There Need to Be an Emergency to Get Me into Rehab?
Opioids, also commonly referred to as opiates or narcotics, are painkillers that are derived from opium, which comes from the poppy plant. The two most common natural products of opium are morphine and codeine, highly powerful substances that can cause intense addictions. If you use narcotics only to control pain and as directed, then you are unlikely to become addicted to the drugs,...

Three Important Truths of Sobriety

Three Important Truths of Sobriety
Sobriety means freedom: freedom from feeling hungover or sick and freedom from the oppressive need to find more drugs or alcohol. Even though freedom is, well, freeing, it still takes a fight to achieve it. There are plenty of surprises that go along with sobriety; many of them are small, meaningful realizations that bring depth to the process. Seeing the big picture of a sober...

Will I Succeed in Rehab if I’m Anti-Soci...

Will I Succeed in Rehab if I’m Anti-Social?
Addicts often display antisocial behavior, avoiding close friends and family members to hide their opium use. Over time antisocial behavior can become more severe, ruining relationships and causing other repercussions for the addict. Users can get help for addiction by attending rehab but antisocial behavior can keep you from being successful. In order for rehab to be effective you must...

How to Foster Discipline in Your Life

How to Foster Discipline in Your Life
Discipline is a skill that most drug addicts neglect during their drug abuse. They may have been extremely careful and diligent enough to get their next fix whenever they wanted it, but meeting the demands of a disease is different than committing to support recovery. In fact, chaos becomes normal for drug addicts, and they typically never think beyond the consequences of their drug...

Giving Back: Why Giving Is a Great Way t...

Giving Back: Why Giving Is a Great Way to Receive
Many people see volunteer work as a way to help others, but, when you are a recovering addict, giving back can benefit you just as much as the community, if not more. After you go through addiction treatment, you may feel secure in recovery and ready to face the world, but the time after treatment ends can strongly challenge your sobriety. However, giving back reinforces the principles...

Four Unexpected Life Benefits of Becomin...

Four Unexpected Life Benefits of Becoming Sober
Sobriety can seem like a never-ending and challenging goal for many who are struggling with opium abuse and addiction. While it can be difficult to see the benefits of sobriety when you or your loved one is struggling with their addiction, getting and staying sober brings with it tremendous benefits that are unquestionably worth the effort and struggle. Opioids, also referred to as...

Why You Should Be Involved in Your Rehab...

Why You Should Be Involved in Your Rehab’s Alumni Program
Addiction recovery is a lifelong process that can include numerous triumphs and even the occasional failure. To that end, when recovering addicts are part of a community, then they can find the key to success in their recovery—part of that recovery is a rehab center’s alumni program, which consists of other recovering alcoholics and addicts. Many treatment facilities have the same...

Why Families of Addicts Should Seek Coun...

Why Families of Addicts Should Seek Counseling for Codependency
Codependent relationships can go on for years, even before you realize what a mess you are in. When you become stuck in the middle of a codependent relationship, the only way out is to change the circumstances. No matter how painful it is, you have to stop supporting your loved one financially or until he shows that he wants to pursue treatment. As long as you give users a place to...

What to Do When You Are Feeling Overwhel...

What to Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed
Some days, everything seems to go wrong; other days, nothing happens, but you feel so overwhelmed that you think you cannot muster the energy to get off the couch. If you feel overwhelmed all the time, then know that you are not alone and that you can take steps to cope with your stress. It may be tempting to use drugs to escape your problems, but the better route is to find healthy...

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