Recovery

Sometimes I get a little tired of almost everything in my day to day life being about recovery. For almost 8 months that’s been my primary focus. Sometimes I feel like I just need a break from thinking about it. So, I closed my laptop and went to the gym. I headed to the free-weights … More Recovery

Intimacy Disability- At the Heart of All Addiction

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/sex/about/ When Substance Abuse and Intimacy Issues Are Linked By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S Addiction and Intimacy Don’t Mix Perhaps it’s no surprise that many addicts in early recovery are challenged by the need to invigorate and grow healthy relationship intimacy of all types (sponsors, friends, family, etc.) After all, alcoholism and drug addiction are … More Intimacy Disability- At the Heart of All Addiction

When Daydreaming Becomes Addiction

Maladaptive Daydreaming — What Is It? Jul 12, 2013 04:44 PM By Sabrina Bachai Everyone catches their mind wandering once in a while, but what if your constant and extensive daydreaming — so-called maladaptive daydreaming — interfered with daily life activities?  We’ve all been there — one moment you’re diligently sitting behind your desk being … More When Daydreaming Becomes Addiction

Addiction Recovery– The Importance of the Body-Mind-Spirit Approach

Addiction to alcohol or drugs affects over a quarter of a billion people around the world. Millions more suffer from addiction to compulsive behaviors–also called process addiction. Addiction is indiscriminate. It has a major impact on every single segment of society. Addictions are complex conditions and are usually deep-rooted and multifaceted. They are utterly life-destroying … More Addiction Recovery– The Importance of the Body-Mind-Spirit Approach

https://sobernation.com/sugar-sobriety-friend-or-foe/

Sugar: Sobriety Friend or Foe? May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lovitt 7 Comments “He thought all alcoholics should constantly have chocolate available for its quick energy value at times of fatigue. He added that occasionally in the night a vague craving arose which would be satisfied by candy.” And the nail in the coffin… “Many … More https://sobernation.com/sugar-sobriety-friend-or-foe/

4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/4-things-you-can-do-to-cheer-up-according-to-neuroscience January 4, 201 by ROBBY BERMAN (PHILLIPE PUT) For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to minimize the value of medication for those who experience this on a daily basis, UCLA neuroscientist Alex Korb, … More 4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

My Dark Side

I have a dark side, we all do, I’m not special in that regard.  And it isn’t a feature reserved for addicts, it’s part of the human condition.  But it does seem as though addicts have a special aptitude for tapping into their darkness, there’s an intense, misguided connection to it.  The dark side has … More My Dark Side

Binge Drinking Affects Brain, Memory

Young Brains More Vulnerable Than Adults’ https://www.verywell.com/binge-drinking-dangerous-on-many-levels-66586 Peter Dazeley Collection/Photodisc/Getty Images By Buddy T – Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated October 17, 2016 That old joke about going out drinking to kill a few brain cells may not be so funny anymore. Young people who binge drink could be risking serious damage to their … More Binge Drinking Affects Brain, Memory

The Science Behind Why Replacing Old Habits with New Ones Works-Its All About the Dopamine!

If you, like me have a tendency towards addictive or compulsive behaviors and you aren’t familiar with Dopamine, you may want to pay attention.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in our brain that helps control the reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine is also responsible for motivation and focus and it helps regulate movement and emotional responses-to put … More The Science Behind Why Replacing Old Habits with New Ones Works-Its All About the Dopamine!