What Hitting Rock Bottom Means For Those Addicted To Drugs And Alcohol
Hitting or reaching rock bottom is the place that some people with severe drug or alcohol use disorder (addiction) must reach before they are finally ready to admit that they have an addiction and finally reach out for help, support, treatment and therapies to change their life around.
Find out more about rock bottom here and how you can change your life around when you find yourself at this lowest possible point.
The Jellinek Curve outlines the disease model of addiction and how a person can move from a destructive, addicted state, only concerned about acquiring and using drugs and drinking alcohol, to a balanced recovery where you can grow and become a well balanced, happy, productive and prosperous human being once again.
Find out more about the Jellinek Curve here in this article and how it can benefit your addiction and efforts to enter recovery and then stay there!…
How many times have you thought something negative, rude, shouted at yourself, or beaten yourself up over your addiction, mental health or any other issue? If it were someone else, we would be arrested for abuse, yet we allow ourselves to be treated this way, which doesn’t help us achieve our long term goals or maintain our recovery.
Find out how to overcome this type, and other types of negative thinking and self talk here…
Coming up over the next two days is our micro-series looking at overcoming trust issues and repairing infidelity in our relationships with others who may be still using, drinking or in recovery or those who help us as addicts, even if we are still using, drinking or in recovery.
It’s not easy, it takes a second to damage a relationship and time, effort and action to repair them.
These articles should be able to help you with that!…
Dreams can be entertaining, disturbing, or downright bizarre. We all dream, even if we don’t remember it the next day. But why do we dream? What do they mean and why do I dream about using or drinking again anyway? Find out all you need to know & more by reading on…
Do you want to look like this? These addicts thought they were just like everyone else, carry on reading to find out why.
Addicts are a perfect example of people who put a great deal of effort into justifying their unreasonable behaviours. They want other people to view them as rational because this is how they view themselves and receiving this “approval” from someone else lets them know that their behaviour is acceptable and without and form of negative label being attached to them such as being weak willed, ashamed, embarrassed, frustrated or even hate in some cases.
Find out 20 of the most commonly used excuses and lies used by addicts and the psychology behind this and the consequences that addiction causes, not only on the addict, but those directly and indirectly around them too.
Those who have never been dependent on an addictive substance will see addicts behavior as highly irrational. They do not have the addict’s ability to rationalise the irrational in order to explain away their own self destruction. This individual is not willfully doing something to cause harm to themselves or other people. As far as they are concerned, what they are doing is right and necessary.
It are these polar opposite thought processes and behaviours that help explain why addiction is so destructive.
Continue reading this article to find out the reasons, science and psychology behind the lies, thought processes and behaviours that addicts employ and how to change this destructive pattern of behaviour.