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Addiction Recovery & Counselling - How to say no & mean it

One of the tools that addiction counseling teaches you is how to say no. It also helps you realise that saying no can be easy and does not mean that you are selfish.

There are many people who believe that the only way to show someone kindness is to do what they ask of them, regardless of what the consequences will be.

Assertive, passive and aggressive and the delicate balance between them

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.

Stress, Addictive Behaviours and Addiction

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.

An Addict’s Guilt - Dealing with guilt during Addiction Recovery

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.

What causes resentment during addiction recovery?

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.

Dealing with childhood trauma in addiction recovery

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.

Setting goals & working towards them using the SMART goal approach

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.

Regaining Trust in a Relationship after Drug Addiction

Regaining trust in a relationship after drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment demands work and effort from both sides.

With hard work from both you and your partner it is possible to repair your relationship. However, it means patience on your part, and an open mind and zero resentment from your loved one.

Why a Residential Rehabilitation Centre can Optimise your Recovery

A study dating back to the 1970’s explains how changing an addict’s environment can help them overcome addiction and avoid relapsing.

The study, which was heavily contested in its time, is now regarded as significant to current concepts about how we can change behaviours and how addiction can be cured.

A First Year Addiction Recovery Checklist

During the first year of your addiction recovery, there may come times when you feel you aren’t achieving the goals you had planned for yourself.

The first year can be challenging and it may feel as if you want to give up. However, during these times it is important to remember how far you have come and just how much better your life is free from substance abuse.

Step Away Rehabilitation Centre has developed a list of a few goals that we feel you can use as reminders and to help you stay on track of your recovery in the days and months to come.

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