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How to Manage Triggers During Addiction Recovery Completing treatment for an addiction is an exceptional accomplishment, but the real work starts when you make a commitment to remain sober. Cravings and the desire to numb out make the process diffic... January 17, 2014
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Signs You Could Be a Shopaholic While shopping can be a pleasurable pass time, from spending a Saturday at the mall to gift giving during the holiday season, a shopping or spending habit can sometimes spiral out of control and becom... November 21, 2013
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Steps to Recovering From Caffeine Addiction The superfood Americans know and love as coffee, though filled with disease-fighting antioxidants and the ability to boost productivity, can become highly addictive. In excess, caffeine consumption ca... November 15, 2013
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Overcoming the 'Pink Cloud' During Addiction Rec... Casting off the restarts of addiction is refreshing. Indeed, deciding to overcome addiction is an achievement that should be celebrated. However, in some cases, the newly sober person can become so ec... November 5, 2013
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The Signs of Drug Addiction About 20 million Americans have used an illegal drug, such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, or heroin in the past month, making drug addiction extremely prevalent in this country. According to the Nation... July 27, 2013
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What is the Definition of Drug Addiction? Do you have a family member who is addicted to illegal drugs? If not a family member, you probably have a friend, an acquaintance, or a friend of a friend that is addicted. This is because drug addic... July 23, 2013
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Quitting the Addiction of Cigarettes Of all substances, the addiction to nicotine, which is found in tobacco and is smoked in cigarettes, is one of the most prevalent and toughest addictions to quit. However, experts believe that if ciga... July 10, 2013
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Recognize Substance Abuse Most likely there is a person, more likely several people you know very well, who are addicted to drugs. This is because substance and drug abuse is rampant in the United States, with more than 20 mil... June 2, 2013
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Signs of Drug Addiction Drug abuse and drug addiction is rampant in the United States: an estimated 20 million Americans over the age of 12 – or eight percent of the population -- have used an illegal drug in the past month,... May 10, 2013
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Drug Addiction Facts Most people believe that drug addiction stems from someone that lacks morals or the willpower to say ‘no’ to using illicit substances. While the initial decision to take drugs is typically a voluntary... February 5, 2013

Tools for Addiction Recovery

De-stress in 10 Minutes or Less Recovery Is Sexy.com I have used this technique successfully for mild to moderate stress reduction in alcoholism recovery.When stress or anxiety has you feeling tied up in knots, jittery or unable to...
How to stop emotional eating (and other compulsive behavior problems) for good By Morty LefkoeWhen I first started helping clients whose major complaint was emotional eating-eating for emotional reasons when they really weren't hungry-I assumed that the problem was caused by bel...
Two forms of alcoholism: One which warrants a chronic disease model, and college By Adi Jaffe, a doctoral student at UCLA working toward a Ph.D. in psychology. I respect Stanton Peele, if for no other reason than simply because he is well informed and doesn't mind telling us all a...
What is this thing called Addictions? by Helga M. Genannt MatzkoWhen I began working in the field of addiction 30 years ago, most clients were automatically labeled addicts, (yes, shocking but true) just as most clinicians were either rec...
We're addicted to rehab. It doesn't even work. By Bankole A. Johnson, The Washington PostLast week, Lindsay Lohan left jail and entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. If the scene inspired deja vu, it wasn't just because it was the fo...
Synchronicity: Celebrating non-traditional Addiction treatments Helga Matzko, Gestalt Institute Rhode IslandWho would have thought that my meanderings over "What is addiction" in my last blog would lead me to an Ezine article by Melanie Solomon, July 11, 2010 and...