rationalizing relapse

Why On Earth Is There So Much Crying In Treatment?

                Famous actor Johnny Depp is quoted for saying, “People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they’ve been strong for too long.” Crying has become synonymous with weakness. This is especially true for those who come into recovery not having felt or processed their emotions in many years. It takes …Read More

Quitting Addiction

Quitting Addiction, Avoiding Relapse, and Maintaining Sobriety

Addiction is a Dependency Addiction is a chemical dependency and a chronic disease. When a person becomes addicted to a substance, the cycle can be difficult to break due to changes in brain chemistry and functioning. There are also psychological and emotional dependencies that are intertwined with the chemical elements of addiction. These dependencies can make quitting addiction difficult, especially …Read More

rationalizing relapse

Experts are Still Looking for the Right Medication for Cocaine Addiction

Believe it or not, there is no FDA-approved medication that is effective in treating cocaine addiction. There are many forms of effective treatment, such as participating in therapy, residing at a treatment center, attending 12-step meetings, etc. However, medications can often make withdrawal and fighting cravings easier. The good news is that there are other types of medication that have …Read More

rationalizing relapse

The Use of Acupuncture in Recovery from Addiction

It is becoming more and more apparent that in order for recovery from addiction to be successful, it needs to be holistic. It needs to address all facets of a person’s life. And for this reason, more addiction treatment centers are including services like meditation, yoga, and acupuncture in their treatment regime. And it’s not only treatment centers, but recovering …Read More