If you’ve quit drinking alcohol but are still struggling with the negative and destructive attitudes, thoughts and feelings as you did during active addiction, you may be dealing with what’s called “dry drunk syndrome” (DDS) also known as Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS).
For many people, a substance addiction aka substance use disorder (SUD) or alcohol use disorder (AUD) was like a living organism that started with the seeds of addiction being planted in our minds. They then slowly grow and grow, constantly stretching its tentacles out of our minds and across our bodies whilst constantly taking a stronger and tighter grip on our body, mind and soul until it reaches the point at which we are completely encased in a thick, black unbreakable case, stronger than platinum or bullet proof glass.
In this article we look at some of the most common misconceptions, lies and myths when it comes to the general public or those who have little to no experience with addictions.
Information gets passed down from parents to children, hence why all of this information is still swimming around out there.
But if we share what we learn with others, challenge wrong information and correct it where you can, the lives of addicts will be much better off. Not only for accessing treatment and therapies, but just to simply tell families and loved ones that they have an addiction without fear of being judged, shamed or even exiled from their families, job and friends just to list a few!…
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.
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!
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…
One of the best initial decisions you can make when you feel you are ready to leave active addiction behind and enter into recovery is to change your phone number and delete those who you know that still use or drink from social media platforms. Find out why here…
Knowing what your triggers are, what you need to do in order to avoid them and what to do should something trigger your cravings or temptations to use drugs or drink alcohol unexpectedly is a vital skill everyone needs to learn to successfully remain in recovery and avoid lapsing/relapsing.
Learn how to use this vital skill in your recovery by reading on inside this article!…
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…
Find all the information you need and more here in our next article in our “All You Need To Know About…” series, this time, cocaine. We also use our signature 8 point risk-rating star system which rates 8 different aspects of cocaine, the destruction it can cause along with the addiction that can latch onto anyone who uses it.
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!