Understanding The Jellinek Curve Of Addiction And Recovery – An Evidence Based Model

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!…

Accept Help And Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For It Either! Find Out How You Can Get Help & Help Others In Addiction & Recovery

Trying to face the world alone in recovery is like trying to ice a cake without baking a cake underneath first of all!

Humans have social tendencies engrained in this DNA from hunter gatherer days when we were still living in caves.
Cave men couldn’t eat if they didn’t work together with others to stalk and kill their prey from subsistence hunting and trying to go it alone in recovery is very similar.

Find out some of our tips and tricks to learning new skills and helping others.

The Realties Of Self Abuse

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…

Ask Yourself “And Then What?” When You’re Stuck With Anxious Thoughts, Lapses Or Loss Of Motivation Or Direction

Ruminating over something that’s making you anxious isn’t going to achieve anything. We all loose our focus, direction or motivation at one point or another.

It can also be daunting or scary when we consider what could happen if we were to fail, this only adds more pressure to your shoulders that are already heavy!

But you can help push your thought process forward by forcing yourself to think ahead by asking a simple question, “and then what”.

Find out how to use this simple tool in your recovery in this short, easy to understand article!

10 Tips To Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

You may be thinking it’s time to take control of your drinking, prepare yourself for a detox, want to become sober or even just to reduce your alcohol intake, whatever the reason, following the tips and techniques below will help you to successfully achieve your goals.

These tips and techniques will help you to reduce your alcohol intake. Find out all you need to know here!…

Self Reassurance Is A Powerful Tool In Addiction & Recovery

Self reassurance is a powerful tool when it comes to overcoming active addiction, cravings, urges, temptations, stress and our mental health. Learning to use and implement this easy technique is a must if you want to ensure you have the best knowledge and skills to successfully navigate a lifelong recovery journey…

See Lapses And Relapses As A Learning Experience

Breaking any type of habit can be challenging because it is easy to get accustomed to anything that is constantly practiced. This is why, when trying to break a substance dependence habit, one reality that people face is the risk of relapsing.

Find out about triggers and preventative measures that you can put in place here…

Being S.M.A.R.T When Planning Goals And Targets In Addiction And Recovery

When you first enter recovery, your goals may simply revolve around getting through a single day without using or drinking. But once you’re past the initial stage of quitting a substance, setting goals for short-term and long-term abstinence helps you stay focused on recovery while improving your life on many exciting fronts! Find out how to create SMART goals & how these can improve your life and the things you want to achieve.

How To Become And Remain Motivated In Recovery

The first step in recovery is admitting that you have a problem, the second step is having the willingness to accept or get help. For many people, recognising that they are engaging in bad habits is not difficult, but finding the motivation to address their addiction and admit that what they have been doing is harmful to themselves and others can be tough. This article gives you the tools, tips and knowledge to help you gain and remain motivated to make change and keep it in the face of active addiction and recovery.

Creating Bucket Lists In Recovery

Christmas delivers it very own set of challenges for the recovering being; it seems that everywhere, everyone is making merry and having a cheeky little tipple of their favourite sauce, families must be dealt with, presents must be bought, things must be done…done…DONE. We… MUST… Make… Christmas… Fabulous – aaargh! It may make you wantContinue reading “Creating Bucket Lists In Recovery”