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Addiction Recovery

How Sexual Objectification Is Linked With Sex Addiction

On This Page: Signs of Sex Addiction Sexual Objectification Causes Emotional Harm Letting Go of the Habit of Sexual Objectification Is Huge Part of Recovery Sex addicts tend to walk through the world with a purely sexual filter. While the average person recognizes when someone is attractive and feels a certain spark with some more … Continue reading How Sexual Objectification Is Linked With Sex Addiction

November 22, 2012

Addiction Recovery

Can Traditional Native American Sweat Lodges Help Treat Drug Addiction?

Many studies and considerable anecdotal evidence support the theory that cultural and spiritual connections can assist individuals as they move through the drug recovery process. Addicts seeking alternatives to the typical counseling and 12-Step model of drug treatment are now employing spiritual concepts, both ancient and modern. Native American sweat lodges are one tradition that … Continue reading Can Traditional Native American Sweat Lodges Help Treat Drug Addiction?

November 2, 2012

Addiction Recovery

Can a Vegetarian Diet Improve Your Mood During Drug Addiction Recovery?

Most everyone has met the yoga-practicing, meditation-touting vegetarian that claims no one should ever ingest the soul of another living animal; to them, it’s a matter of preserving good karma, spiritual self and physical health. Recent findings may support this concept, at least in part. Although it’s obviously impossible to accurately “test” people’s karma, some … Continue reading Can a Vegetarian Diet Improve Your Mood During Drug Addiction Recovery?

September 21, 2012

Addiction Recovery

What Happens When a Drug- or Alcohol-Addicted Couple Seeks Treatment?

On This Page: Recipe for Success as a Couple in Drug or Alcohol Recovery Be Wary of Attempts to ‘Eliminate the Witness’ We often only hear about one family member struggling with addiction while everyone else tries to intervene and provide support. However, it is not uncommon for couples to be struggling with a substance … Continue reading What Happens When a Drug- or Alcohol-Addicted Couple Seeks Treatment?

August 31, 2012

Addiction Recovery

Coping With Feelings of Isolation After Addiction

Addicts can be isolationists by nature. Many begin using drugs and alcohol because of feelings of social awkwardness, and ultimately develop an addiction that stops them from learning how to interact with others comfortably without “assistance.” When these patients go to rehab and stop using, they find that their old social discomfort returns, oftentimes with … Continue reading Coping With Feelings of Isolation After Addiction

April 11, 2012

Addiction Recovery

Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients: Pros and Cons

On This Page: The Pros Do These Pro-Testing Arguments Stand? The Cons Do These Anti-Testing Arguments Stand? According to CNN and a number of other news sources, Florida officials once took quick strides toward implementing a new program that would require potential recipients of cash aid and welfare to undergo drug testing when they apply. Some think … Continue reading Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients: Pros and Cons

July 8, 2011

Addiction Recovery

What to Eat During Recovery: Regaining Energy and Health Through Nutrition

Enough can’t be said about the importance of good nutrition to an effective and long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Like a good night’s sleep, eating the right foods in the right amounts can set the tone for your entire day, allowing you to let the little things go and handle the big things without … Continue reading What to Eat During Recovery: Regaining Energy and Health Through Nutrition

June 8, 2011

Addiction Recovery

Common Drug Addiction Triggers and How to Fight Them, Part I

Drug addiction triggers are the events, feelings or situations that cause those in recovery to let go of their focus on remaining clean and sober and relapse on their drug of choice. Seeing someone using your drug of choice, for example, is a common trigger, or arguing with a romantic partner has driven more than one person … Continue reading Common Drug Addiction Triggers and How to Fight Them, Part I

March 25, 2011