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Paying Attention: Fighting Marijuana Addiction Cravings

Fighting cravings requires attention. It requires skill. And yes, it requires effort. While it would be nice if recovery were simple, easy, and straightforward, there will always be challenges and triggers. You can’t forget about your recovery. You have to dedicate time and awareness. You have to fight cravings you will inevitably face. Treatment makes … Continue reading Paying Attention: Fighting Marijuana Addiction Cravings

April 18, 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

Crystal Meth Addiction

10 Steps to Avoid Crystal Meth Addiction Relapse

Crystal meth addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to shake in the long-term. According to several studies, relapse occurs between seven and ten months after completion of crystal meth rehab in about 80 percent of recovering addicts. Whether a relapse translates to a full-blown return to crystal meth addiction or is just a … Continue reading 10 Steps to Avoid Crystal Meth Addiction Relapse

February 28, 2011