We forget to think about our current achievements, our families, friends, jobs, education, incarceration, our physical and mental health and so on for the short time that we use or drink and then end up dealing with the shame, guilt or embarrassment that we experience afterwards, all for the short term pleasure, we end up dealing with longer term pain. Find out more here!…
Hot showers and baths are often overlooked during not only the detox phase of recovery but also for the ongoing physical and mental benefits that hot showers or baths can provide.
They can soothe any number of withdrawal symptoms and generally make you feel better, physically and mentally. Here are some of the reasons showers and baths are great in addiction and recovery.
Find out the benefits and downsides of hot showers and baths during your addiction and 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…
Overcoming fears that we experience in active addiction and recovery can be a daunting and scary prospect to think about and overcome.
Knowing what to be aware of and having the knowledge, skills and techniques to deal with them when they arise or when you are ready to deal with your fears.
The sooner you do, the easier and happier you will be.
In addiction and recovery, we often try to hide what we perceive as shameful, embarrassing, offensive or events or outcomes we may feel guilt or regret about. However, we should try to see them as “badges” of experience, growth, development and achievement.
Without realising it, you are inspiring and motivating others whilst accomplishing your own goals, milestones and achievements.
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 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!
Alcohol And drugs make changes to the brain over time, including the slowing down of neural pathways and an overall shrinkage of the brain as a whole. But, before the brain is permanently affected, drinking and using drugs heavily leads to dependence to their substance(s) of choice, which makes it far more difficult to stopContinue reading “Managing Drug And Alcohol Cravings And Urges – Including How To “Urge Surf””
Many of us in recovery often have fixed views about certain things, occasions, situations, people, places or objects which more often than not, tend to be more negative than positive so checking and challenging our critical thinking will help us change our views and help us see things differently in our recovery. We also oftenContinue reading “Challenge Your Thinking!”