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The Traits that You Really Need in Drug Addiction Recovery

What traits do you need in order to really succeed in alcohol or drug addiction recovery? The first thing that you need, without a...

Why Some Addicts and Alcoholics Who Seem to Have Everything Going...

Why do some addicts and alcoholics in recovery who seem to have everything going for them still end up relapsing? What could possibly...

Preparing for the Most Intense Temptation You Will Face in Addiction...

Everyone in addiction recovery is going to face temptation eventually. Your job in early recovery is to learn the skills and build enough support...

Why Effective Vaccines for Drug Addiction are Not Actually that Helpful

The idea of a drug addiction vaccine is very neat and tidy. "Let's just create a vaccine for cocaine that renders it ineffective....

Are Behavioral Addictions Real?

You have undoubtedly heard about things such as sex addiction, food addiction, video game addiction, and so on. But are those things actually...

Simple Truths About the Alcoholic Mind in Recovery

The alcoholic or addict mind is a strange thing. If you go to any recovery program you will notice very quickly that the...

The Upside of Struggling through Early Addiction Recovery

I am not going to lie here: Early addiction recovery is a struggle. There is just no way around this simple truth. ...

Stop Being Bossed Around by Triggers and Urges to Drink or...

How do you stop your own brain from bossing you around? How do you go about preventing triggers and urges to drink or...

Getting to Know Yourself in Addiction Treatment

When you first get clean and sober in addiction treatment, you really don't know who you are. Part of the recovery process is...

The Key Factor in Reinventing Yourself in Long Term Sobriety

The key factor in truly changing who you are as a person in long term recovery is if you are willing to test new...