The Three Strands Of Sobriety
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by David Hampton
5M ago
Structure, Activity, And Connection When a newly sober person enters a recovery program or community, they are often inundated with a barrage of new conceptual principles and unique language. This can feel overwhelming, as they are still adjusting to a life without substances. This is where the three strands of sobriety come in: structure, activity, … Continued The post The Three Strands Of Sobriety appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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Breaking Up With Alcohol
Alcohol Rehab Guide Blog » Recovery
by David Hampton
1y ago
Blissful Beginnings Imagine a relationship that begins so seductively and euphorically that you could never imagine anything but bliss from that first day forward. Imagine you believe you have truly met the perfect, most understanding partner. The partner who would “love bomb” you with affirmation that left you feeling empowered and confident, a little less … Continued The post Breaking Up With Alcohol appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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Alcohol: How It Affects Your Brain And Mood
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by Cindy Hardy
2y ago
How Does Alcohol Affect The Brain And Moods? Alcohol is not often considered a drug in the recovery community. However, alcohol is definitely a drug. In fact, alcohol is the oldest and best-known drug in the depressant class of psychoactive substances. It acts as a powerful depressant in the central nervous system. Alcohol can have … Continued The post Alcohol: How It Affects Your Brain And Mood appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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Barriers to Change in Recovery
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by Cindy Hardy
2y ago
Negative Attitudes Prevent Positive Change Painful feelings can be useful. Anxiety and depression can be critical components in the recovery process. Often, depression, sadness, and anxiety nudge people to make changes in their lives and help create the motivation for change to take place. The expression “no pain, no gain” can be related to the … Continued The post Barriers to Change in Recovery appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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Ethnic Differences, Culture, And Identity In Recovery
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by Cindy Hardy
2y ago
How Do Ethnic Differences Affect Recovery? Like a quilt rich in colors, textures, and patterns, the United States is a nation made up of many ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural groups. The ethnic diversity or differences in our nation lends strength and uniqueness to the fabric of our society, but it also leads to a … Continued The post Ethnic Differences, Culture, And Identity In Recovery appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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How To Handle A Loved One’s Relapse
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by Carmen McCrackin
2y ago
Navigating A Loved One’s Relapse The reality of watching a loved one relapse, especially if it is a repeated occurrence, can challenge the resolve of even the most devoted of support systems. Anger, frustration, disappointment, hopelessness, fear, and sadness are all emotions that may arise at the news that a loved one has relapsed. These … Continued The post How To Handle A Loved One’s Relapse appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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Athletes Who Have Overcome Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol Rehab Guide Blog » Recovery
by Emily Murray
2y ago
Athletes That Have Overcome Alcohol Addiction Because playing a sport involves exercising, it is often thought to be synonymous with good health. Despite this assumption, the pressures of sports can cause some athletes to struggle with an addiction to alcohol and other substance use disorders (SUD). With treatment athletes can overcome their addictions.  A 2017 … Continued The post Athletes Who Have Overcome Alcohol Addiction appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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How To Tell Your Friends And Family You’re Going To Rehab
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by Emily Murray
2y ago
Telling Your Friends And Family You’re Going To Rehab Deciding to seek help for an addiction is no easy task. The first steps down the path to recovery can be intimidating and overwhelming. While accepting that you need help is certainly one of the hardest parts of the treatment journey, it is natural to be … Continued The post How To Tell Your Friends And Family You’re Going To Rehab appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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Diversity In Rehab: Making Strides For Inclusion
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by Krystina Murray
2y ago
Diversity in Rehab: Current Trends The journey to sobriety from addiction has made strides for the inclusion of different types of people. Typically, individuals in treatment for substance abuse tend to be white and middle to upper class, and patients of other races were far and few between. In response to be more open to … Continued The post Diversity In Rehab: Making Strides For Inclusion appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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Freedom From The Performance-Based Life
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by David Hampton
2y ago
Why We Need To Escape The Performance-Based Life To Recover I recently taught a class on 12-step spirituality for those who are not necessarily in recovery but would like to embrace the 12-steps in a way that enhances their own personal belief systems and world views. It is always interesting when we discuss step work … Continued The post Freedom From The Performance-Based Life appeared first on Alcohol Rehab Guide ..read more
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