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Drug addiction and treatment
During addiction treatment and counselling, one of the most important topics approached is the different styles of communication.
The manner in which one communicates plays a crucial role in addiction recovery. Furthermore, knowing the difference between different styles of communication will assist in using the most effective style.
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There are many different coping mechanisms that people use to cope with the pressure that comes with today’s modern lifestyle; with addictive behaviour unfortunately being one of the most common.
Alcohol and drug rehabilitation is not only for the hardened criminal or addict. Addiction finds its way into many a home, affecting people from all walks of life.
Despite some misconceptions, addiction rehabilitation is ultimately a journey of strength, self-love and forgiveness.
Although there is a strong presence of pain, anger, guilt and shame, these are feelings or emotions that can be used as tools to overcome the past so that a happier future may be manifested.
Guilt is an extremely intense emotion and can contribute largely to the way we interact with ourselves and the people around us.
Extreme emotional vulnerability plays an active role during addiction recovery. During early stages of drug rehabilitation or alcoholism treatment, your emotions may become particularly harder to manage.
Resentment being one of the most common emotions during this time and also the most counter-productive. Resentment often stems from guilt or regret.
Childhood trauma is arguably one of the biggest causes of addiction in adults. Some may disregard circumstances of an addict’s childhood by believing that the child was too young to know what was happening around them.
This is the furthest thing from the truth. The link between childhood trauma and addiction in undeniable.
Manipulation comes in many forms and is used by all kinds of people for many reasons. Emotional manipulation in particular is a strong point in people who have some form of addiction.
When dealing with an addict’s manipulative behaviour, it is important to bear in mind that addiction causes people to act outside of reason and logic.
Physical activity and substance abuse do not mix well together. In fact, most of the time, they can only exist individually. There are numerous addiction recovery activities that one can undertake as part of their journey, but the benefits of exercise in recovery are particularly extensive.
The dictionary defines a goal as “the object of a person’s ambition or efforts; an aim or desired result.” Considering this definition, it becomes apparent that goals form a vital role in our lives when it comes to our progress, drive and purpose.
Having goals gives us something substantial to focus on. It gives our lives greater purpose and meaning which is something that is strongly desired by most human beings.
To have a goal is to have a challenge and to have a challenge brings excitement and joy. It also helps us channel our energy towards something positive and advantageous.
It is widely believed that peer pressure amongst friends is only experienced during adolescence. However, it is very much present amongst adults.
Those who were susceptible to peer pressure during and towards the end of their teenage years are more likely to fall victim to the very subtle pressure from their peers in adulthood.
It is important to know that there is negative peer pressure as well as positive peer pressure.
If you have not already heard of the drug called “Spice” you can count yourself lucky as it may very easily go down in history as one of the most terrifying drugs ever made.
This laboratory manufactured chemical was accidentally discovered while looking for a different method to produce anti-inflammatory medication.
The approach used was to synthesize the compounds found in the Cannabis Plant called Cannabinoids which were designed to attach to many receptors in the body; mainly those found in different parts of the brain.
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