Helping Addicts

How to say no to alcohol cravings

How to Say NO to Your Alcoholic Cravings

How does a recovering alcoholic learn to just say “no” to their alcoholic cravings? How can we embrace sobriety and overcome that urge to self medicate? Let’s take a closer look at this exact process as it occurs from a …

Is medicine going to cure addiction anytime soon?

Reader Mailbag: Is Medicine Going to Cure Addiction and Alcoholism Anytime Soon?

A common topic that comes up fairly often when discussing addiction and general trends is that of medication. Are we on the brink of a pharmacological breakthrough when it comes to treating alcoholism or drug addiction? Are drugs going to …

How Secure is Your Sobriety

How Secure is Your Sobriety?

How secure are you in your recovery from alcoholism? Are you confident in your ability to remain clean and sober for the rest of today? What about tomorrow? Or for the next year, the next decade? (And are we even …

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Reader Mailbag: How Can I Encourage my Spouse to Seek Treatment for their Drug Addiction?

One of the most common questions that I receive here on Spiritual River is some variation of the following: “How can I encourage my spouse to seek treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction?” It is not an easy question …

How to deal with alcohol and drug cravings

The Best Way to Deal with Alcohol and Drug Cravings in Recovery

What is the best possible way to deal with cravings for drugs or alcohol when you are in recovery? I personally wrestled with this question a lot in my early recovery and therefore I tried a number of different suggestions. …

pay it forward

Pay It Forward: Helping Others Fight Alcoholism

More often than not, people who check in a rehab clinic are given a list of activities to choose from. What they might not realize is that they can continue to do those activities – and even take on some …

rehab centers

Why Is It So Important You Choose A Rehab Center You Actually Like?

In the absence of true willingness to change, it’s very unlikely that you will eliminate a negative behavior for good. Despite the fact that you underwent a rehab treatment – and that alone prevented you from continuing drinking – without …

videotaped confrontational therapy

Can Videotaped Confrontational Therapy Shatter The Veil Of Denial?

In case you are not familiar with the concept of videotaped confrontation, it refers to recording sessions during which the therapist prods the psyche of the patient in an attempt to trigger a defensive response. The recording is utilized over …

peer pressure

Can Peer Pressure Keep You On The Straight And Narrow?

Almost all my first contacts with negative behaviors were the result of peer pressure. I smoked my first cigarette when I was 12 behind my grandparents’ house when a couple of older kids dared me to do it and I …

Why People Don’t Seek Help for Addiction Recovery

Why People Don’t Seek Help for Addiction Recovery

Why People Don’t Seek Help for Addiction Recovery: Overcoming Ambivalence & Saying Yes to Recovery by Patrick Meninga PDF: Download Contents: The Top 10 Excuses That Addicts and Alcoholics Use to Justify Their Addiction and Why it is All BS  …