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If you find yourself using recreational drugs or alcohol casually or only in social situations, you may have never felt the need to ask yourself “am I an addict?”.
However, have you ever stopped to wonder what the implications of using substances regularly, even if it’s only on weekends, can be?
Conflict management is arguably one of the most critical dimensions of the multifaceted process of addiction treatment and recovery.
Avoiding conflict is not always possible and by knowing how to resolve it in a healthy and effective way, we open up various doors towards improvement and growth on many levels.
When you decide to begin encouraging a loved one to accept addiction treatment, making use of intervention strategies will be immensely helpful throughout the entire process. Intervention strategies are designed to assist you in the careful planning and execution of your intervention.
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.
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.
“Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional response, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them.” – Psychology Today
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.
Addiction is a primary disease with the associated factorial relationships: genetic, bio-physiological and environmental.
Our holistic approach to addiction enables us to address each influencing factor, helping you seek relief and recovery by improving the health of your mind, body and spirit.
Why can’t you just stop? Why can’t I just stop?
Both are questions exhausted by family members and yourself every day.
There is no one way to avoid relapsing, however there are guidelines that should be followed in order to maintain a successful recovery.
The latest research in the neurobiology of addiction points to genetics as a major component of the addiction process.
One example is the deficiency in the gene that is responsible for the D2 subtype of the Dopamine Receptor.
The deficiency acts to make the individual less receptive to the natural ‘feel-good’ effects of Dopamine.
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