Addiction

5 reasons women relapse

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Addiction, Mental Illness, Mood, Recovery, Rehab, Relationships, Sobriety, Women |

5 Reasons Women Relapse From my own personal experience with relapse I can tell you that for me there are now defining reasons someone relapses. A relapse can happen at any time regardless of what is going on if you are progressing in your own recovery. With that said though, there are some things that happen right before my relapse that kind of give away the fact that I am digressing and not progressing. Most of the time, one of the biggest reasons I relapse has to do with men. And with that...

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5 Signs You May be Codependent

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Abusive Relationships, Addiction, Alcohol, Codependent Relationship, Relationships |

5 Signs You May be Codependent It can be really difficult for people to accept that they are codependent. Accepting codependency is a lot like someone accepting that they are an addict except the addiction is with a person. People can become addicted to a number of things such as gambling, sex and food and also people or relationships and that addiction is called codependency. Codependency can happen in any type of relationship where there is one spouse totally enmeshed with the other. Since...

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How to stop addiction

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Addiction, Sobriety |

How to stop addiction An addiction is a scary thing. It can seem impossible to overcome any type of addiction but there are actually steps you can to stop addiction. As long as you haven’t reached the point of no return you can do what you need to rewind and stop addiction in its tracks. How to stop addiction: acknowledge why you do it Why do you engage in your addiction? You have to be able to answer that question in order to stop addiction. Is it to help you with anxiety and stress? It may...

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Drug Treatment for Pregnant Women

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Addicted Children, Addicted Parents, Addiction, Pregnancy, Women |

Drug treatment for pregnant women The need for drug treatment for pregnant women is high. Prenatal care and drug treatment can help ensure healthy babies and prevent the developmental and behavioral problems caused by alcohol and other drugs in pregnant women. Infant mortality and drug and alcohol addicted babies is directly linked to the quality of prenatal care the mothers received. Low-income families sometimes do not have access to or they don’t seek health care. Birth defects,...

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Pro Ana and Social media

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Addiction, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Eating Disorder, Pro Ana |

    What is pro ana? Pro ana literally stands for the promotion (pro) of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa (ana). In relation to pro ana there is also pro mia which stands for the promotion (pro) of the other common eating disorder bulimia (mia). Pro ana groups differ in their supposed stances. Some pro ana groups claim that they only exist to give a non-judgmental environment to anorexics and others deny the fact that anorexia nervosa is a mental illness and even go so far as to...

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Moving Past Shame In Your Recovery

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Addiction, Recovery, Shame |

Moving past shame in your recovery Most of us in recovery have dealt with shame. In fact, probably all of us in recovery have dealt with shame we just didn’t know that’s what it was. Shame is when you feel unworthy, unlovable or somehow less than other people without really knowing why. Shame is not an emotion but is actually a belief system. Shame is a lie we all tell ourselves sometimes. No one should ever be ashamed because they are worthy, deserving of love and respect just like...

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