The Role of HOPE in Addiction Recovery
I have been thinking a bit about what helps people struggling with a problematic relationship/ addiction to drugs, alcohol or other substances, compulsive behaviours such as gambling, or out-of-control use of pornography?
Maintaining a solid recovery from addiction over Christmas
Maintaining a sound recovery from addiction, particularly in the early days, can be challenging and at Christmas this can be even more so. With increased triggers, pressure and the ghosts of Christmas past all potentially adding to the mix, these tips for solid recovery are a present worth unwrapping. Here at www.addictionscounselling.net we asked people […]
Addiction Recovery…it’s not just for Christmas… Doing addiction recovery, particularly early recovery, can be challenging, and at Christmas this challenge can be tougher. With increased triggers, pressure and the ghosts of Christmas past all potentially adding to the mix these tips for solid recovery are a present worth unwrapping. Here Andrew Harvey, addictions therapist and […]
Addiction Recovery Tools – dealing with urges, cravings and desires.
This information is available for print here – Recovery Tools – Your relationship with urges and cravings Your Relationship with Urges and Cravings Addiction recovery tools can help people achieve and sustain recovery. The challenges of urges, wants, desires and cravings (referred to in future as “urges”) to use drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling and other […]
Achieving lasting recovery
Achieving lasting recovery Achieving lasting recovery is especially relevant to addiction. Many people who struggle with addiction can make changes; it’s maintaining them that they struggle with. Put simply, it’s not always the stopping that’s difficult, it’s staying stopped that’s difficult. The chances of achieving lasting recovery can be greatly improved by understanding and being supported […]