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The Benefits of Relapse Prevention for Addiction Recovery.


The Benefits of Relapse Prevention for Addiction Recovery

One of the biggest challenges people face when they're in recovery from any drug addiction is remaining clean for an extended period of time. This is to be expected though because addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disorder and relapse is very common during recovery, especially in the early...

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The Journey of Addiction and Life.


The Journey of Addiction and Life

There is nowhere to get to the journey is all there ever is. There are those who will tell you that you must have a destination. I believe that if we are focused on a destination, we may become caught up in trying to get there and miss something or everything along the way.
Have you ever been...

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Researching Treatment Centers and Rehabs.


Researching Treatment Centers and Rehabs

If you suspect a loved one of having a drug problem, where do you go to find information? Information on drug addiction can be found in a variety of places. Even if you are the one with the addiction when you have as much information as possible about this disease, you will be better equipped to...

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Addiction Counseling - What You Need To Know.


Addiction Counseling - What You Need To Know

Anyone who has an addiction problem should be aware of and should seriously consider attending addiction counseling. This is something that could turn a person’s life around. Addiction counseling can help them have a deeper understanding of the reasons behind their addictions, figure out ways...

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Addiction Recovery - A Life Long Process.


Addiction Recovery - A Life Long Process

Addiction affects both the user and society, which means that both should be partners in the inpidual’s road to addiction recovery. In a lot of cases, addiction involves both periods of relapse and periods of recovery. It is during relapse that support from the people around the person...

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Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery IV.


Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery IV

In our last entry we looked at how our addictive inner dialogs with specific absent others become repetitive such that the dynamic of our inner conversations themselves keep us trapped in our addictions. Underlying this dynamic is a closed feedback loop. It is this closed loop that keeps the addict...

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Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery III.


Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery III

Recalling that addiction is clinically defined as repeating negative behaviors despite the consequences or the risks involved and recalling also our initial categorization of our inner listeners as Absent Others we now look at addictive dialogs from within this framework. Addictive dialogs...

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Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery - Part II.


Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery - Part II

In our last entry we left open the question of who is doing the listening within our inner dialogues. Upon close introspection we find that there are multiple “inner listeners” that can be categorized as Absent Others; others “as if” they were present in the dialogue...

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Inner Dialogs of Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery.


Inner Dialogs of Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery

According to theAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine the clinical definition of addiction includes: "A primary, chronic, neurobiologic disease, with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by behaviors that include one...

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