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One of the important aspects of becoming free of addiction is being able to control your emotional state, especially when life doesn’t go the way you think it should. A lack of emotional maturity brings unhappiness and can prevent a normal person from progressing. It can also mean a greater potential for addictive behavior as a means of escape from the pain caused by wild emotions. And with addictions like drugs and alcohol, there’s not
With the rising media revolving around fighting crime, saving the day, being a hero or superhero, you may be inspired to fight your own battles and start saving the world by yourself. But how do you start saving the world? What is Your Super Power? You may want to have a cool superpower such as being super strong or having the ability to fly and save the weak. But if you think about it, these
Going somewhere you are unfamiliar with can be a stressful process which is why it is best to familiarize yourself with all the details. Knowing what to expect before attending rehab can reduce some of the worries and fears about the rehab process. So What Exactly Is Rehab?  Rehab is an intensive form of addiction treatment where you remain at a facility for a period of time and participate in group, individual and family therapy.
The entire process of going to a rehabilitation center can be hard on the person about to receive treatment. But we often forget that the people left behind are also affected by the entire process. Nothing is more difficult than seeing your loved one go through difficult times, but this shall pass. So, before you increase your worry lines, you may want to calm down and prepare your mind and heart for when a family
Active addiction does a real number on a person’s self-esteem, with all the worry, disappointments, lack of follow through and dishonesty we have subjected others to. While you are in rehab, you are in a cocoon of safety. This is done by design because the period of initial sobriety is so tenuous, and people in early recovery require intensive care and support. Even after achieving something as amazing as the initial quitting of a substance,
Good Nutrition
Recovering from substance abuse or any other form of addiction is challenging process, and one of the essential elements of that process is proper nutrition. As an addiction develops and takes hold, one of the aspects of health that is commonly affected is the appetite, often leading to problematic nutrition. Getting back to normal eating habits will go a long way toward helping the body reestablish balance and counter addiction cravings and other damage caused
It has been said before that we don’t really see the world the way it is… we actually see it the way we are. But what does that mean? As we grow up we are influenced by everything around us, our parents, our siblings, our friends, the type of home we have, our neighbors, school, television etc. As we absorb all the information around us, we develop as sense of what we believe to be
Relaxing via Mindful Meditation
Once thought in the Western world to be impractical and ineffective, meditation is an important tool in the fight against dependency and addiction. If you have fears that you are unable to change your habits at this point in your life, lay them aside: scientific research has proven that the adult mind is much more flexible than once believed. By training through mindful meditation with Foothills Centre for Change, you can create new neural networks