What Is Rock Bottom in Addiction?

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Rock bottom is simply whatever it takes to make someone emotionally ready to seek recovery. Hitting your rock bottom is different for everyone. For some addicts, once you’ve become homeless, or shunned by family members, is the deepest low you can achieve. Your rock bottom can be emotional and physical.

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Surviving a Vacation in Sobriety

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For those who have finally overcome their addictions, whether it be from heroin, alcohol or other substances, the idea of a vacation may sound less like fun and more like worry. This is not an uncommon way to feel. We have all heard the horror stories of how someone…

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What Is the Pink Cloud in Recovery?

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You’ve probably heard of the pink cloud in recovery. If you’ve been to a twelve step meeting, this phenomenon is explained in Alcoholics Anonymous. Most newcomers to recovery, at one time or another, have a “pink cloud” experience. The pink cloud usually consists of a general sense of well-being, elation, optimism,…

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Forgiveness in Recovery

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Forgiveness is a key tool in recovery. We can find out why by looking at its definition: Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to let go of negative feelings toward a person or a group for something that was done to you, regardless of the severity of the offense or…

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Addiction: It’s a Family Affair

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If you didn’t think addiction is a family disease, let’s take a look at the famous case of Robert Downey Jr. We know that our beloved Ironman struggled with substance abuse in the past, but what about his children? As if Robert Downey Jr.’s drug use wasn’t painful enough, for…

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Dating in Recovery

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Some people in recovery circles advise avoiding dating in the first year of sobriety. Since many people new to sobriety find themselves to be still impulsive, dating can often lead to complications: either they are disappointed when they can’t find the intimacy they crave, or they find themselves getting too…

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Different Treatment Options For Cocaine Addiction

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According to the The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) cocaine addiction is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, in some circles, it is classified as a health epidemic. The rampant abuse of cocaine (in all forms –including crack and intravenous cocaine) has motivated…

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