Tag: addiction

PTSD and Addiction: Co-Occurring Nightmares

PTSD and Addiction: Co-Occurring Nightmares

“And all the while I feel like I’m standing in the middle of a crowded room, screaming at the top of my lungs, and no one even looks up,” I remember watching Titanic as a kid, empathizing with Rose and her emotional turmoil. Growing up,…

How to Overcome Addiction Recovery Avoidance and Get Help 

How to Overcome Addiction Recovery Avoidance and Get Help 

Life takes us in unexpected directions, and for some people, this can result in one of many kinds of addiction. Some are lucky to have the support and understanding of loved ones, and a readily available support structure to help them through. For others, their concerns are not met with such levels of care, and they…

Reduce Chances of Relapse at Sober Living Los Angeles Homes  

Reduce Chances of Relapse at Sober Living Los Angeles Homes  

  A sober living home is a place where residents are helped to break free from their drinking habits or drug addiction through a stable recovery process. Such homes help such ones transition from addiction and come back into society as sober and responsible people. Sober living in Los…

Society’s Modern Sickness

Society’s Modern Sickness

Introduction: Let us focus some of our attention towards the active spread of this virus we know as the cyber world. Sure, we can evade many questions regarding it by simply arguing that it is very efficient as a means for global communication. But who…

Dating Someone in Addiction Recovery: A Few Tips

Dating Someone in Addiction Recovery: A Few Tips

Recovering individuals can be the most down-to-earth, wise, and mentally healthy people in the world, which makes them excellent people to date. Finding out that someone you are dating or considering dating is a recovering addict may evoke a variety of emotions and cause a…

Substance abuse in the workplace

Substance abuse in the workplace

An infographic from the team at Addiction Helper UK The Hidden cost of substance abuse Photo by Find Rehab Centers

Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Life

Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Life

  We all suffer from stress, and as part of a normal healthy lifestyle it’s nothing to be worried about. The problems start when the stress starts to take over, so you feel constantly tense and anxious. Stress causes hormones to be released into the…

Steps to Beat Addiction

Steps to Beat Addiction

Overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol is no easy accomplishment. Being addicted can be stressful because it can hold a serious stronghold over your mind, body and spirit. Emotionally and physically it can affect your life. Once you realize you are addicted and you…

Forms of escapism

Forms of escapism

We all use escapism as a coping strategy to some degree. I quite fancy playing word games on my iphone as it brings me a welcome interruption from anxious thoughts. I can also get lost in a forensic documentary or two. it’s when escapism becomes…

Protected: Taking steps to avoid and beat addiction

Protected: Taking steps to avoid and beat addiction

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The Do’s and Don’ts of helping your addicted spouse

The Do’s and Don’ts of helping your addicted spouse

The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Your Addicted Spouse You don’t know how you got to this point, but you know there’s a problem. Your spouse is struggling with addiction. You’ve woken up to the same person for nearly a decade, and now you barely…

Tips to fight food addiction

Tips to fight food addiction

  Breaking Out of Your Food Trance; Healthy Eating Tips to Fight Food Addiction Food addiction often follows the same pattern as other attempts to get healthy. As you fall asleep, you swear to yourself that tomorrow will be the first day of your new…