Tips for overcoming withdrawal anxiety

Tips for overcoming withdrawal anxiety

One thing is for certain - addiction withdrawal is a scary thing.  Your experience is going to be different every time and that can create anxiety that makes getting help seem even scarier.  Here are a few tips for overcoming that withdrawal anxiety.

1.    Take a Deep Breath

Addicts Thrive on Drama

Addicts Thrive on Drama

Casey’s brother Scott had been fighting a heroin addiction for many months with no hope in sight that he would rectify his behavior before it eventually killed him.  She was concerned for his wellbeing and knew he needed treatment but he wasn’t motivated to seek any.  

Getting Through a Breakup without Drugs

Getting Through a Breakup without Drugs

A heartbroken young woman emailed us last week asking how to deal with her grief and depression without resorting to drugs.  She had recently split with a long term boyfriend and described the state of constant pain and anguish that typically drives a person to reach for something that will dull the pain.

Beware Your Triggers

 

Beware Your Triggers

While you’re slogging it out in the trenches, fighting your own personal battle with something most people can’t and don’t understand, every day is a precarious knife’s edge where anything could set you off toward a relapse.  (Especially early on in your recover!)  In order to stay strong in your marathon challenge, it’s vitally important that you identify your triggers and build in safeguards against those sneaky devils.

Mind over Mind

Mind over Mind

There’s an old story, you may have heard it before.   A boy asks his grandfather why he feels so conflicted and how to become a good man when there is so much bad in him too.  The grandfather tells him that inside his heart, there are two wolves fighting a vicious battle with one another, each bent on destroying the other.   Whichever wolf wins, will be the man you become.