How Heroin Works

A quick and flippant answer to the question “how does heroin work” might be “all too well”. Heroin and medical morphine have the same effect on a person’s brain and metabolism, and a person’s body converts both heroin and medical morphine into the same form of morphine after it is administered. The primary difference is…

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How To Stick To Anything You Commit To

  We come up with all kinds of stories to convince ourselves that we don’t really have to do something. It’s called self-sabotage. We don’t believe we are worth accomplishing whatever it is we have set out to accomplish. Even years into our recovery we can still act in this self-sabotaging way, which harms our…

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Do You Need A Digital Detox?

  There’s a lot of risk for relapse hidden in the phone. Your dealer’s number is there. You know how to access them on Facebook. You could call up an old drinking buddy and make plans, without calling anyone else. Silently, on Instagram, you can find illegal drugs for sale. If you are prone to…

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What Causes Us To Be So Attached To Our Phones?

At first, it was novel. There’s an app for that. One app at a time, our lives were made easier, more accessible and more manageable by our smart devices in which we could download countless apps for every area of our life. There is an app for just about everything we can imagine, putting our…

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The 7 Social Skills Of Emotional Intelligence

We have to gain emotional intelligence in order to stay sober. Many treatment centers start their group therapy sessions with a chart. This chart is full of “emojis” faces that are expressing different emotions. Underneath the face is the emotion. The chart is passed around the group of people so everyone can “check in” and…

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Is Your Time Management Recovery Friendly?

Time management is an essential skill for any working man. Creating a balance between personal needs and work needs while maintaining accountability and responsibility to work and relationships takes discipline and smart time management. Addiction and alcoholism are full-time jobs. Prioritizing the brain in such a way that nothing else matters, men who are living…

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What Do You Need To Be An Effective Communicator?

  Communication is important in any relationship, personal, with the self, and working. Listening Skills To listen is to give your complete attention to what someone is saying, as well as what someone is not saying. People speak through more than their words. There are nonverbal communication cues as well as meaning hidden within their…

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Radical Acceptance As A Living Serenity Prayer

  “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” This is a popular saying in recovery for people learning to live without addiction to drugs and alcohol. Radical acceptance is a tool that is spiritual and clinical,…

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Is It More Dangerous To Detox From Alcohol Or Heroin?

Both alcohol and heroin addiction can lead to deadly detox and withdrawals. Mistakenly, people think that avoiding a detox center or medical withdrawal is a better, cheaper option than paying for professional detox. The ultimate cost could be their lives. Detoxing at home from either heroin or alcohol can lead to severe consequences as symptoms…

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