Posts Tagged recovery


Participation in Relapse Prevention for Addiction Requires your own Involvement

‘Did You Know’ participation in relapse prevention for an addiction requires the following involvement from you: Commitment to change Readiness to change Sobriety and abstinence going forward Honesty and truth Compliance to requirements Dependability and responsibility Visible effort and action Participation and communication Healthy boundaries with self and others Learning and growing If you or […]

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Common Risk Factors for Drug or Alcohol Abuse or Dependence

‘Did You Know’ there are common and significant risk factors for drug and/or alcohol abuse or dependence?  Some of these risk factors include the following: Genetic vulnerability/ predisposition Early exposure to alcohol and/or drugs Co-morbid presence of mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar, PTSD, personality disorders, conduct disorder, etc. Family abuse, neglect, and […]

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Relapse from Sobriety because of Denial of Relapse Warning Signs

‘Did You Know’ that people relapse from their sobriety of alcohol and/or drugs because of denial or ignoring relapse warning signs?   Relapse from sobriety happens as a result of a process; it is not just an event.  Some of the relapse signs might have to do with people, places, attitudes, feelings, thinking, behaviors, and […]

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An Inexpensive way to find out your Blood Alcohol Level

‘Did You Know’ there is an easy, inexpensive way to know what your Blood Alcohol (BA) is when you are drinking? Most pharmacies market an alcohol breathalyzer that calculates the level of alcohol in the blood. As you drink, you can test your own blood alcohol level and know better when you have reached the […]

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Your Addiction has a Price

‘Did You Know’ your addiction has a price you are paying for it and a cost of having it? The price of your addiction can be easily calculated.  If you spend $50 a week for alcohol, nicotine, or another addiction, you have spent $2,600 a year for your addiction; $26,000 for 10 years of your […]

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