It’s Not In Your Head: How Physiological Dependence Takes Hold

For someone who has never experienced addiction, it’s easy to wonder why someone struggling with substance abuse can’t simply stop. If you or someone you love is dealing with a substance abuse problem, you know that it’s not that simple. Psychological and physiological dependence can both wreak havoc on a person’s ability to quit using…

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Triggers: A Fact of Recovery

One of the most challenging aspects of recovery is how to handle triggers. No matter what the source addiction is—whether it’s alcohol and substance addictions, sexual addictions, addictive co-dependencies or something else—we all have to deal with things that make us want to re-engage in the self-destructive patterns that brought us into recovery in the…