Today: 22 May 2019

Category: Recovering

Relapse? Never give up on giving up

You detoxed. You thought your nightmare of addiction was over, but then you suffered a relapse. You might feel like kicking yourself, but that isn’t going to help. So what…

Rediscovering joy after chemical addiction

Rediscovering joy, or even pleasure after addiction can be a slow process. Drugs mess with your head both literally and physically. For example, cocaine might make you feel great for…

How to deal with cravings after you quit

Quitting takes willpower, but when it comes to resisting cravings, what you really need is ‘won’t’ power. The problem is, the more you think about the things that you shouldn’t…

Help! My mom/dad is an addict

When you’re a teenager, you’re in a really weird place. You’re almost an adult, and you aren’t really a child any more either. You don’t accept everything around you unquestioningly…

Behavioral addictions: the new heroin?

Although behavioral addictions are seldom deadly, they can destroy your quality of life as effectively as substance abuse does. Gambling addiction or shopping addiction, for example, can ruin you financially….