Tag: addiction

Addiction Recovery Award Show

Did you know that there’s an award show for addiction recovery? Well, the Strength and Hope Award Show is just that. The show places a spotlight on the importance of being of service to yourself and others, after you have finished treatment. According to the show, the goal is to have young people overcome the “stigma of alcoholism, addiction and…

You Can Get Addicted to What!?

We all know about alcohol and drug addiction. We have all even heard of food addiction and internet addiction. But sugar addiction? Google glass addiction? It seems like every day an addiction that seems stranger than the last pops up. Behold, some of the most recent tales of addiction that will make you do a double-take. Sugar Addiction. With victims…

Recent Correlations between Addiction and Other Diagnoses

According to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, “when other factors are held constant, mental illness does increase use of addictive goods-relative to use by the overall population-by 20 percent for alcohol, 27 percent for cocaine, and 86 percent for cigarettes.” The correlation between addictions and other mental illness diagnoses has recently proven itself closer than…

What Triggers Can Cause Relapse?

In recovery it is important to know what the common triggers are that lead to relapse so you know how to handle certain situations. Here is a list of common triggers and stressors: -Negative emotional situations (stress, trauma, anger or sadness) -Positive emotional situations (not feeling good enough and wanting to feel even better) -Physical pain and discomfort (experiencing withdrawal…

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