Posts Tagged ‘Recovery’

Staying Sober while on Vacation

Staying Sober while on VacationAddiction recovery is a gradual process of resisting cravings in favor of a healthier, happier and more hopeful life. While detox from drug or alcohol addiction is a critical step in the process, the secret to lasting sobriety is cultivating coping skills that will prevent relapse. Vacations often try and break those new coping skills. However, San Jose drug addicts can stay sober if they have the right help. Continue Reading…

How Equine Therapy Can Help People with Addiction

How Equine Therapy Can Help People with AddictionNo matter how good an addiction treatment program is, the only thing that matters to an addict and his family is how well the lessons of treatment work when he brings them out of treatment and into the real world. One way to ensure treatment applies to the real world is to bring parts of the real world into treatment. Equine therapy, for example, brings the care of and interaction with a horse into the treatment environment. A horse is a 1000-pound creature with a mind of its own. With the proper guidance, working with a horse can help addicts learn and practice skills they will need as they build drug free lives. For San Jose addicts struggling with recovery, equine therapy may be an effective option. Continue Reading…

Attention-Seeking Behaviors and Addiction

Attention-Seeking Behaviors and AddictionAttention-seeking behaviors are excessive and inappropriate behaviors practiced by people who want to gain attention. A person with attention-seeking behaviors will fabricate grandiose stories in order to shift the focus onto him or her in San Jose. Some attention-seeking behaviors could include the following:

  • Hyperbolizing personal achievements and skills
  • Creating unnecessary drama in relationships
  • Manipulating friends and spreading lies in order to create problems between friends Continue Reading…

Sober Relationships after Addiction

Sober Relationships after AddictionAddiction may seem like a personal issue, a private struggle that only affects the user. However, its reach extends beyond the addict and changes every close relationship in his life. Likewise, recovery can impact relationships with San Jose friends, family members, significant others and even strangers.
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Do San Jose Residents Have to Give up Fun to Get Sober?

Do San Jose Residents Have to Give up Fun to Get Sober?For recreational drug users, one of the greatest challenges of recovery is accepting the changes sobriety will effect in their relationships and activities. Overcoming a drug addiction is difficult enough, but it can be even more discouraging for San Jose residents to be surrounded by temptation and friends who still need drugs to have a good time. It may be even more discouraging to lose those friends when you choose not to be exposed to drugs. But if your friends are true friends, they will respect your decision to change your lifestyle.
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How Family Can Influence Drug or Alcohol Use

How Family Can Influence Drug or Alcohol UseDrug and alcohol use is affected by social factors in San Jose, and one of the most important social factors—perhaps not surprisingly—is the family environment. Several questions must be raised when considering how the home environment affects drug use, and how conversely, drug use affects the home environment.
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Avoiding Frustration during Addiction Recovery

Avoiding Frustration during Addiction RecoveryIf you have never gone through recovery before, you may not know what to expect. Some of your friends or peers may have gone through a treatment program and told you about their experiences, but the road to recovery is different for each person in San Jose. Talking to people about their recovery journey will provide insight into recovery, but voicing concerns, challenges and roadblocks with professionals will help you avoid frustration.
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