Tag: exercise

  • 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 […]

  • About Addiction: Drug use, Addiction Recovery, and smoking

    We’re back with our weekly post about addiction news and research. We’ve got harm reduction in Australia, heroin ads that don’t work, the impact of drug abuse on children, and more. Get your 30 seconds of education for the day. Using Drugs – Heroin, HIV, the law, and recovery The Australian– There is a state […]

  • 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 […]

  • Crystal meth withdrawal – It’s not like heroin, but don’t expect it to be easy

    Heroin, or opiate, withdrawal symptoms is the gold standard of addiction withdrawal. Imagine the worst flu of your life, multiply it by 1000, and then imagine knowing that taking a hit of this stuff will make it all better. Think sweats, fever, shaking, diarrhea, and vomiting. Think excruciating pain throughout as your pain sensors get […]

  • How I cleaned up my act and dealt with my crystal meth addiction

    I keep referring to the fact that I don’t believe in quick fixes for addiction. My crystal meth addiction Partially, this is due to research I’ve been exposed to that shows changes in the brain that are very long lasting. As I’d mentioned in an earlier post about crystal meth use, it can take as long […]

  • Addiction, exercise, recovery: A little less sweating, just as much addiction help!

    contributing author: Katie McGrath We’ve talked quite a bit about the benefits of active habits, especially early in recovery when addicts are looking for things to do instead of drugs and alcohol. If you want to look at another blogger who supports the idea that replacing addictive habits is essential to recovery, you should check […]

  • Surfing and exercise in crystal meth addiction recovery

    Hey everyone, I’ve already talked about the endless ways in which exercise can help addicts, especially in early recovery, fill the void left by their drug use (see here for some articles). This NY Times article follows Darryl Virostko, a world class surfer, as he attempts to incorporate surfing and surfing lessons into the rehabilitation […]

  • 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 […]