5 Warning Signs of a Relapse

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When you first got into treatment, the thought of never touching alcohol and drugs again was daunting. However, as the days went on, you progressed and before you knew it you were out in the “real world.” Life outside the safe haven of rehab might have seemed overwhelming again, but you went to meetings, met

What Are Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms (PAWS)?

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Withdrawal is a two-part process. PWhere physical withdrawal is followed by a psychological withdrawal. Psychological withdrawal is referred to as post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS). Post-acute withdrawal is also accompanied by a few physical symptoms. It is important to go to a substance abuse treatment program after a drug /or alcohol detox to decrease the risk

Wet Brain: Late Stage Alcoholism Psychosis

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There are many health concerns related to heavy alcohol consumption. One of the most debilitating illnesses is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, also known as wet brain. Wet brain affects males more than females and the sufferer has a 10-20% chance of early death. Stopping alcohol use when the body and brain are dependent on alcohol can result

4 Ways to Use Affirmations – The Power of Positive Thinking

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In AA, someone believed in affirmations and we started saying, “My name is ­­­­____, and I’m an alcoholic.” If you affirm anything long enough and often enough then our conscious, unconscious and subconscious minds begin to believe it.  When I said by rote at the beginning of my sobriety “I’m an alcoholic,” a part of

How to Forgive Yourself and Heal from Porn Addiction

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  Breaking porn addiction is difficult, especially if you’re quitting cold turkey. When attempting to break any habitual behavior, you’ll need to develop coping skills and utilize tools to help you replace the destructive behavior through new habits. Dwelling in guilt and shame is unhealthy and it’s important to develop positive habits to keep moving