Journaling In Addiction And Recovery – Our Ultimate Guide

The aim of this ultimate guide is to provide you with all of the best and latest information, research and advice, tips and tricks behind the basics of journaling (diary writing), look at the various ways you can do it and provide you with ideas and suggestions to get you going if you’ve never tried writing your thoughts and feelings down on paper before. We also look at the science surrounding journaling and improving your physical health, mental health, addiction and recovery.

You will also find over 40 prompts to get you going if you’re new to this concept, or if your minds gone blank or you can’t think of a thing to write, these topics will give you a great nudge in the right direction for your journaling for your addiction, physical health, mental health and recovery journey.

If it’s not in this ultimate guide, it’s not worth knowing!…

‘Benadryl Challenge’ on TikTok Is Dangerous, Experts Say

Teens and children are intentionally overdosing on the over-the-counter antihistamine as part of a social media “challenge” that may have already turned deadly.

The situation has concerned officials at the Food and Drug Administration in the US and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s enough that they issued a warning against the “serious problems” that can occur if you ingest too much Benadryl.

The online video encourages viewers to take excessive doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to induce hallucinations.

This challenge reared is ugly head in 2020, but is unfortunately now reappearing in greater numbers while many people find themselves to be confined at home in lockdown for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

That’s why reading this article and sharing it with others could save more lives that you may realise, simply by spending it 30 seconds sharing it with others!…

Best Gift Ideas For Those With Drug And Alcohol Addictions

Now we’re in 2021, birthdays and other events will be coming, which can make gift giving a difficult process for those friends and family members who are around addicts and yet, still want to give them something meaningful, useful and with the minimum possible risk of misuse or abuse.

Whether it’s a holiday/annual event such as Christmas, a special occasion or a birthday, you may be wondering what to buy for that friend or loved one in your life who has been or is in recovery for a substance use disorder (drug or alcohol addiction).

Asking what they want can be problematic because the gifts they may ask for could be related to their substance use, or even make their addiction worse. If they ask outright for something directly related to their substance use disorder, such as money, drugs, alcohol or drug paraphernalia, it could lead to a conflict at a time when you want to strengthen and celebrate the occasion with them rather than weaken or damage your relationship with them.

These suggestions will help you to not only give them something that can be of practical use to them, but also strengthen your relationship with them by showing you care, love and support them without coming across as patronising or pushy

Your Next Sunday Surprise!

So for this Sunday surprise, we thought we’d try and lift the mood a little for those addicts who are struggling today. Even if you’re not struggling, COVID-19 seems to be taking its toll on everyone!

So we thought this little stand up sketch from Andy Gold would brighten up your day, just as much as he does for us!…

Always Have Something To Talk About With Our Talking Cheat Sheet

Sometimes we find it difficult to start a conversation, to find something to talk about or to express what we want to say with the the correct intention we want to get across to someone else.

This “talking cheat sheet” give you prompts, ideas and suggestions for conversation, communication, creativity and many more uses besides, your creativity is your only limit!…

Are You Ready For The 30-5 Challenge!?…

Are you ready to give thanks for the continued, unwavering and unconditional love and support to get, and have got from others?

“The 30-5 Challenge” is the perfect way to do it…

If Only We Knew Then What We Know Now!

In recovery, we get a second chance to rebuild our lives and become whatever we want to be and do whatever we want to do. We can’t go back and change the past, but we can change our future!
To keep us focused on what we have got and not on the things we’ve lost due to our addiction, try using a gratitude list! Find a link to our gratitude list article inside as well as some other tricks and tips you can try and include in your recovery!

Gratitude Lists – What Are They And Why Do I Need One?

Gratitude can be defined as “a feeling of thankfulness for a benefit that an individual has received”. In our article, we guide you through what a gratitude list is, what they could contain, ways of creating your own and explain all of the positive ways that using a gratitude list will have in your life. This is one not to be missed!

How Creativity And Art Help With Addiction And Recovery

A common misconception amongst many creative addicts is the idea that substances such as alcohol, heroin, cocaine or hallucinogens can stimulate creativity. They cite that many creative geniuses have also been alcoholics or drug addicts. However in a recent study, Roger Beaty, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience at Harvard University, found that creativity comesContinue reading “How Creativity And Art Help With Addiction And Recovery”