Why Does Treatment For Drug And Alcohol Addiction Focus On Life Skills Development?

  Life skills are the various techniques we use to take care of ourselves. We need skills like budgeting, grocery shopping, cooking, personal hygiene, etiquette, communication, resume building, interviewing, laundry, and other activities to maintain our lives and manage our stress. If we are wealthy enough, we can hire someone to do it all for…

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What Are Ways To Save Money On Food When You’re In Sober Living?

Addiction takes over all life skills. Many people don’t realize how intimately addiction weaves its way into their lives until they start living life and doing things sober. Budgeting, grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking- health, wellness, and nutrition is not often a focus for people who are completely overwhelmed by their chemical addiction to drugs…

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The Signs Of Alcoholism You Only Have Because You’re An Alcoholic

  There are many signs of alcoholism which are commonly discussed like changes in appearance, health, and ability to meet life’s responsibilities. Few people discuss the more subtle signs of alcoholism which only take place in an alcoholic’s mind. You pre-game before the pre-game and after-party after the party You drink more often than everyone…

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Take Ownership In Your Addiction and Recovery

We don’t always want to own our addiction or our recovery. Going to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction comes with a lot of shame because of the stigma associated with addiction. In time you’ll find that your addiction isn’t something to be ashamed of, nor is your recovery. You can own the fact that…

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Why Do Young People Abuse Study Drugs?

Adderall, Vitalin, Vyvanse, and other stimulant drugs are prescribed to people who struggle with learning disorders/mental illnesses like attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADD/ADHD. Living with ADD or ADHD stems beyond the generalized concept of not being able to focus on a task. ADHD can cause cognitive dysfunction, sometimes…

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Anger Isn’t A Right, It’s A Choice

We say things all the time that we think means we anger is a right. Don’t you think I am justified in being angry? I think I deserve to be a little upset. It is my right to be angry about this. I am entitled to be as angry as I want. In one sense,…

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Mental Health Issues Aren’t A Passing Phase Of Moodiness

  Over 50 million people in America are expected to struggle with a form of mental illness in any given year. Mental illness comes in many forms. There are learning disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychiatric disorders. Mental illnesses come in over 200 different forms and classifications. While symptoms may seem common, some could…

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These 4 Behaviors Will Always Bring You Down

If you’re feeling extra down and can’t figure out why, see if you’re acting in one of these four behaviors, always guaranteed to bring you down instead of lift you up. Being Resentful Instead Of Grateful A resentment is a “bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly” according to dictionary definition. Being bitter is never…

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