Blog Posts - Addiction Therapy



The Many Benefits of Journaling and How to Begin

When stopping an addiction of any sort, it is important to find healthy activities to replace the negative habits of the past. Engaging in positive activities is a great way to keep yourself occupied and stay sober. One activity in particular, that h...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 29, 2016

Addiction is a Psychosocial Disorder

A psychosocial disorder is a mental illness caused or influenced by life experiences, as well as maladjusted cognitive and behavioral processes. Addiction is not always thought of as a mental illness. However, experts have agreed that in fact it is.
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 21, 2015

The Effects of Low Self Esteem in Addiction and Recovery

Having a low self esteem is more common than you think. Although when someone suffers from having little belief in themselves, they tend to believe that they are the only ones suffering from that sort of discomfort. However, it’s fair to say that m...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 18, 2015

Getting Sober Means Creating A New Lifestyle

You may not think about sobriety in this way at first, but essentially it means creating an entirely new life. It means creating an entirely new you. In order to get sober, many of the thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors are going to have to change. You...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 24, 2015

Drug Addiction Therapy: Learning About How Abuse Relates To Addiction

Research shows that there are behavioral and thinking patterns that recovering addicts have in common with those who have experienced childhood abuse. Those who have experienced addiction and those who have experienced abuse seem to have the same pat...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 11, 2014

Healing from Alcohol Addiction Might Also Reveal A Sexual Addiction

When you’re are in recovery and as you are learning more and more about yourself, you might begin uncover patterns in yourself that point to other addictions in your life. For instance, it’s common to uncover having a sexual addiction tha...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 10, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Make a Pledge to Your Recovery

One of the most important parts of achieving long-term sobriety is your commitment to it. In fact, likely as part of your drug addiction therapy, you and your drug counselor will discuss the strength of your commitment to recovery. Certainly, the new...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 5, 2014

Finding Work and Creating A New Life After Drug Addiction Treatment

The first step on the path to sobriety is, for most people, attending a drug addiction treatment facility and then later a sober living home. In both of those environments you have a strong community of individuals supporting your sobriety. And durin...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 3, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Ways to Relax When You’re Feeling Stressed

When you go through drug addiction therapy, you’re likely going to learn a number of new coping skills. Part of the disease of addiction is simply not having the right tools for self-soothing, relaxation, and self-care. During your addiction, f...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 27, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Thinking Your Way to Sobriety

Alright thinking alone is clearly not going to get you to sobriety, especially if the cycle of addiction is in full force in your life. However, once you’ve been through drug treatment and as you’re attending drug addiction therapy, exami...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 19, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Setting Up Your Support Network

A significant part of seeking drug addiction therapy and drug treatment is participating in your own healing. Sure, the therapists, drug counselors, residential drug treatment staff will all be there to support you on your journey, but essentially y...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 13, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Setting Up Your Support Network

A significant part of seeking drug addiction therapy and drug treatment is participating in your own healing. Sure, the therapists, drug counselors, residential drug treatment staff will all be there to support you on your journey, but essentially y...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 13, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Typical Roles of Families with Addiction

Part of healing and recovery from addiction is learning about your past. It’s healing, although not always easy, to learn about the family dynamics that existed in your upbringing. Learning the ways that your siblings, parents, and other relati...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 11, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: The Myth of Having an Alcoholic Personality

When looking at the general character traits of those who have an alcohol addiction, it’s common to believe that there exists an alcoholic personality. In the mental health field, clinicians might diagnose their clients with Paranoid Personalit...
by Recovery Advocates on Oct 29, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Healing the Child Inside

Often, those who struggle with an addiction have experienced trauma at some point in life, preventing psychological development that reflects their physical development. In other words, adult addicts may have grown up and appear as though they are in...
by Recovery Advocates on Oct 22, 2014

Drug Treatment Aftercare: What To Do To Stay Sober After Treatment

If you’ve already been through alcohol detox and drug rehab and you’re still feeling vulnerable, it’s important to create a drug treatment aftercare plan so that your triggers don’t get the best of you. If you’ve come th...
by Recovery Advocates on Oct 17, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Replace Thinking For Drinking in the Big Book

Let’s say you’ve been sober for three years. You’ve got the rhythm down. You’re no longer drinking; you’re attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and you’re surrounded by people who don’t drink. But somewhe...
by Recovery Advocates on Oct 7, 2014

Drug Treatment Can Depend on Seeing Addiction As Disease Or Failure to Cope

Experts recognize drug treatment comes in two forms, based upon either seeing addiction as a disease or as a failure to cope. For instance, twelve step programs and centers see addiction as a disease. They promote guiding principles to facilitate ack...
by Recovery Advocates on Sep 16, 2014

Addiction Help: Factors that Contribute to Chronic Relapse

If you’ve already gone through drug detox and you’ve already been through substance abuse treatment and yet you’re experiencing relapses, it might be helpful to look into the causes or the contributing factors to relapse. For instan...
by Recovery Advocates on Sep 9, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy for Co-Occurring Disorders: Treating Both Illnesses

It might not come as a surprise to know that substance abuse addictions and mental illnesses often go hand in hand. You can imagine that an individual experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety or the mood swings of Bipolar Disorder might want to...
by Recovery Advocates on Sep 8, 2014


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