Tag: recovery

The Dry Drunk

dry drunk

Long-term recovery requires some of the most diligent work of our lives. In addition to not picking up a drink or a drug, we regularly make efforts to improve ourselves. This can seem like a daunting task. One must have faith that if he or she sticks with their program of recovery, they will find …

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What Is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

Holistic Treatment

A holistic approach to substance abuse treatment focuses on the entirety of a person. That focus is a balance of the spirit, mind, and body in order to achieve a healthy state of being. Some of the more sophisticated approaches to addiction treatment today offer programs to help guide individuals or couples towards tailoring a …

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Cannabis Dependence Disorder

Cannabis Dependence Disorder

Marijuana, or cannabis, is one of the most popular psychoactive substances worldwide, especially among teenagers. Although the specifics of cannabis’ addictive qualities are still very much under debate, Cannabis Dependence Disorder is officially classified in the DSM-V and prolonged, heavy use has been shown to cause some level of dependency. Cannabis comes from the flowers …

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Comparing Ourselves To Others

Comparing Ourselves

It can be dangerous spending too much time comparing ourselves to others. Whether we realize it or not, ever since we were children, we’ve been holding ourselves to standards and accomplishments of other people. Whether it’s our parents, our siblings, our friends, co-workers, or even strangers who we just think are doing better than we …

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