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 […]

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! […]

Is Everyone Vulnerable To Relapse In Recovery?

Recovery Relapse

Recovery Relapse Relapse can be part of the recovery process, but it does not have to be. Someone doesn’t suddenly relapse. An insight of the neuroscientific process of addiction, or how addiction works in the brain, has found that relapse is a process, not a spontaneous and episodic lack in judgment. Learning to stay sober […]

Bringing Mindfulness To Work

  Mindfulness is not a tool to get you through treatment, it is a tool to get you through life. One of the gifts of recovery is starting a new job or going back to work. Real world application of treatment skills is where your recovery is put to the test. Try The Pomodoro Technique […]