10 Types of Toxic People to Avoid After You Get Out of Addiction Rehab

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Aside of course from your dealer or the people actively involved in your addiction, here are 10  types of toxic people you should avoid once you get out of addiction rehab. The early months or years of your recovery are very vulnerable, and you should protect your sobriety and commitment to recovery by avoiding these types of toxic people that may endanger your commitment.

Getting out of rehab can be overwhelming. After many months of being disconnected from family, friends, and your old life, you are now going back to all that–and this time you don’t have your addiction to serve as your crutch. Read More

How Low Self-Esteem Can Lead to Addiction

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People with low self-esteem are often more predisposed to developing addictions. Find out what links low self-esteem with the addictive personality.

How you view yourself affects your life. If you have low self-esteem, this can affect how you accept the experiences and events in your life. Those who have low self-esteem usually finds it hard to experience genuine satisfaction and happiness in their lives. They also find it hard to appreciate the things that they have. This will make them have attention-seeking behavior for approval. They may also turn to abusing drugs and alcohol or engaging in addictive activities in order to seek solace. Read More

7 Ways Running Can Help in Addiction Recovery

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Running has many benefits. For those who are struggling with addiction or are in addiction recovery, running gives them something more than just a fit body, but a path to a better life.

Being physically active is highly rewarding for everyone regardless of age or gender. And when it comes to physical activities, nothing is as simple and straightforward–even cost-effective–than plain old running. No equipment but your running shoes, and you can do it practically anywhere.  Read More

Alcohol and And Sexual Aggression

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Just what is it about alcohol that make people more prone to sexual aggression? Many studies have shown how alcohol affects the brain and makes people become uninhibited, confrontational, confident, sexually stimulated, and aggressive.

Let’s face it–alcohol reduces our ability to think straight and make better judgments. This is why many people make rapid decisions or give in to impulses. They get tunnel vision when they’re drunk and they don’t think about the consequences of their actions. Often, people who are drunk engage in violent, aggressive, and promiscuous behavior. Read More

Grandiosity and Arrogance: The Hallmarks of Addiction

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Grandiosity and arrogance are pitfalls that leave you sunk deep in addiction. These are part of a list of traits that comprise of an addictive personality, which many addicts share.

Let’s find out why grandiosity and arrogance can lead to addiction. Read More

5 Addiction Delusions That Keep You From Getting Help

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Addicts have a knack at making themselves believe addiction delusions so that they can go on living their lives without consequence or treatment. They do this by rationalizing their habits, particularly their drug or alcohol use, or even behavioral addictions such as gambling. Read More

Do You Have Concealed Depression? Look at These 15 Signs

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In this age of sharing, and even over-sharing, there are still those who are not open about what they feel. Some of these people may have what we call concealed depression–and you may be one of them. Read More

Love Addiction: Are You Addicted to Love?

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Love addiction is real and you may have it. Read on to find out the signs of love addiction and what you can do about it.

We all want to be loved. Reality is, the desire to love and be loved is one the things that make us human. And if you’ve ever been in love, you know how powerful and intoxicating it could be. You wish the euphoric feeling would never end. But when it does, you get devastatingly heartbroken and soon are out to search for that feeling again. Read More

Sex Addiction in Women

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When we talk about sex addiction here in the country, most people envision men engaging in sexual and pornographic behavior. However, we don’t give much thought to the fact that sexual addiction affects women too.  Read More

10 Ways Your Life Will Change When You Quit Alcohol

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Just because you’ve decided to quit alcohol doesn’t mean the party’s over. There are still many ways to celebrate sober and have loads of fun.

When you quit alcohol, you will see how much your life will improve. You won’t even know the effect of staying sober until you go for weeks or months without alcohol. For some, even, quitting drinking can be a life-altering decision, especially for those who have been struggling with alcohol addiction.

Here are some of the best 10 ways that your life will change when you quit alcohol Read More