Online Gaming Addiction is Real
Escape Old Memories by Creating New Ones
Nutrition is a Secret to Recovery Success?
When you’re working on sobriety and every day is a struggle to avoid cravings or say no to temptations, why would you want to burden yourself further by trying to change your diet or avoid cigarettes? The answer is simple: because nutrition is a key factor in the success or failure of addiction recovery. Diet has a huge impact on mood, energy levels, and the overall health and stability of your body, which is likely working on rebuilding and recovering on its own.
Addiction doesn’t care. It just doesn’t.
Not about you or the people in your life or the community where you live. Addiction doesn’t care about your liver or your kidneys. It doesn’t care about your body at all actually.
Where Do You Put Your Power?
Many addicts will tell you that they develop a problem with their drug of choice because it gives them an edge or a boost or some extra power to get through the day. Booze, Weed, Pills, Coke, all of it can masquerade as a source of power in your life. While sometimes these things can give you that added boost or take the edge off, if you grow to rely on a substance or chemical to get you through the day or your life, you’re effectively giving all of your personal power away to something that doesn’t care about you or your success at all.
The Early Days of Straight Edge
"i'm a person just like you
but i've got better things to do
than sit around and fuck my head
hang out with the living dead."
The Drug Trade Causes More Harm Than You Think
We often talk about how illegal drugs are harmful to the health and wellbeing of those who actually use them, referencing the physical debilitation and long term damage caused by unhealthy drug abuse. But the far more dangerous aspect of the drug problem worldwide is the actual trade of these substances.
Aside from the effects on users, the trade and smuggling of illicit substances empowers criminals and cartels on the black market and funds terrorist groups in the Middle East.
Not All Those Who Drink Heavily Are Alcoholics
There is a clear distinction between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction that can make a big difference in how treatment is approached. Knowing this difference is important if someone you know has a problem with alcohol.
Children of Addicts are Predisposed to Addictive Behavior
It’s well known and generally accepted that those if your parents had addiction problems, you’re more likely to develop those same patterns. This seems obvious when you consider how many grow up watching mom and/or dad drinking heavily or abusing drugs. But the environment isn’t the only factor in the hereditary nature of alcoholism and other drug abuse.
Making it Through Alcohol Withdrawal
For someone dealing with alcoholism, making the decision to get clean is a difficult and challenging decision requiring tremendous bravery. But it’s what happens next that is the true test of strength and courage. Alcohol is a powerful drug and withdrawal symptoms can be incredibly harsh and difficult to weather. The pain and suffering that a recovering addict can endure during the ten or so days of detox is a hell that drives many would-be sober people back to the bottle. But there are ways to make it through.