Tag: early recovery

  • Rubber-band addiction recovery – No shame

    There’s a specific issue that keeps coming up with nearly every addiction client I work with who is in early recovery. Regardless of whether they’re trying to stop unhealthy alcohol or drug use, sex or gambling behavior, or anything else, this issue keeps returning. It doesn’t even seem to matter if this is their first […]

  • One day at a time, but not forever!!!

    If you’ve ever gone to a 12-step meeting, you’ve heard the phrase “one day at a time,” so often as to make it a mantra. Personally, it always left me wanting more. Is “one day at a time” enough?! I think the notion is a correct one… when it comes to early recovery. However, once […]

  • Addiction help, exercise, and recovery – Running to stay clean

    As we mentioned in recent posts, giving up addictive behaviors can be difficult. Research on interventions has long shown that it’s a lot easier to reshape existing behaviors than it is to stop them. Therefore, refocusing, or rechanneling, your energy into something that will improve, not devastate your life should prove easier than simply stopping […]

  • Thinking straight might help: Modafinil in early recovery from crystal meth addiction

    I’ve mentioned before that I believe medications can be a very helpful tool in early recovery, especially for specific individuals who need help getting over the initial, most difficult, period (look here). If you take a look at my first post about meth and its effects on the brain, you’ll read that crystal meth use […]

  • About addiction: Exercise, stigma, marijuana, and friendhip.

    Here we are again. I’ve been slacking on this, but check out the new crop of great articles about addiction. As usual, if you press the title of this post, you’ll be rewarded with our relevant posts!!! MSNBC: Exercise may help prevent substance abuse – Here’s an article that reports on some of the findings […]

  • About addiction: Weed, early recovery, teens and alcohol, and robotripping

    We started this thread last week and I’m going to do my best to keep it up. Here are some links you may find useful on other blogs: The Addiction News Network – Brain damage in young adults who smoke weed Spiritual River – The usefulness of social support in early recovery Breaking the Cycles […]