6 Relapse Triggers for Drug Use & How to Avoid Them

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Relapse triggers are environmental, social, mental or emotional situations that remind someone in addiction recovery of their past drug and alcohol use. These triggers are like mental cues that can create the innate urge for someone to use alcohol or drugs again. Situations like this may lead to a relapse if left unchecked. Different triggers […]

Women and Alcoholism

Women and Alcoholism

Women and Alcoholism How a Glass of Wine a Night has Turned into an Addict Wine is often considered a classy drink, a reward for the busy, sophisticated man or woman, something to be sipped, tasted, and enjoyed over dinner. But when a glass poured for decompression turns into one poured out of need, we’re […]

Identifying Alcoholism – Physical and Behavioral Signs

Identifying Alcoholism

Identifying Alcoholism Identifying alcoholism as an active drinker is seldom seen.  Most of us do not like to think we have lost control of our drinking.   Like most every other alcoholic, I, too, was ashamed to admit I had a problem. It wasn’t as if I was falling down in the street or making a fool […]

First Step To Recovery

First Step to Recovery

First Step to Recovery: Stop Flying Solo What compels us to take that proverbial ‘first step to recovery‘?   What compels us to do that which is bad for us?  Why do we repeatedly self-inflict pain when we know our choices are bad and that they are destructive?  We actually DO CARE, yet CANNOT STOP! […]