How Do You Stay Sober While Traveling? Here’s 7 Ways

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How do you really stay sober while traveling? For others, this can be a piece of cake. For those who are in recovery, or have just gotten out of rehab, however, the commitment to stay sober can be tested while on the road.

For many of you, travel is a big part of your life. Especially this summer season, many people may be going out of town or out of the country, enjoying the sights and sounds the world has to offer. Read More

Meth Triggers What Makes People Seek Shabu

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Meth triggers can lend a person powerless. They are led more by these meth triggers and seem to have no control over their drug use. Understanding meth triggers can help you overcome your addiction.

Meth is one of the world’s most addictive drugs. It’s also the most dangerous. After one taste, users usually seek it to get high and soon, they change their lives to feed the compulsion. This is turn can quickly develop into addiction, which can lend people to destruction.

For those who are already addicted to meth, it’s important to understand the meth triggers that push them to use.

Some of the most common meth triggers include:

  • flashing lights
  • bright colors
  • sounds, like music
  • being in a place frequented while using
  • smells
  • cigarette smoke
  • environments
  • people
  • memories
  • strong feelings
  • idleness or bordedom

In the video below, you’ll take a look at some of the meth triggers of other real-life meth users. This can help you understand your own triggers and overcome your cravings.

Dealing with Triggers in Recovery

Many people who are even in recovery can have triggers, and these can lead them to relapse. For those who are newly out of rehab, it’s best to keep them away from any triggers that they may encounter. This is a task that the recovering individual and their family should work together to maintain.

With time and a strong commitment to sobriety, the triggers will fade away and sobriety will be easier to maintain.

For help overcoming your addiction for good, seek professional help. At Bridges of Hope, we can help you achieve life-long recovery and sobriety. Call or text us at 09175098826.

Are You a Dry Drunk? Here’s What to Do

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If you have recently quit drinking or using drugs, then you probably are struggling. After all, being sober and leading a clean lifestyle after years of substance abuse isn’t a walk in the park.

However, if you’ve been sober or are in recovery but still feel like you’re barely holding on, then you could be a dry drunk. Your family might feel like they’re walking on thin ice around you and as for you, you’re always angry and irritable. Read More

Newly Sober Addicts: Why You Shouldn’t Date for a Year

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The Love Month is here, and for most people, this is the time for them to be more showy and step up their game in the romance department. However, for those who are just fresh out of rehab, it’s best for them to just stay on the sidelines. At least, this applies to single, newly sober addicts.

Single, newly sober addicts, or people who have just come out of an addiction rehab, shouldn’t date or start a new relationship in early recovery. This should be for at least a year, as many addiction professionals would also agree. Read More

5 Things to Tell Yourself When You Want a Drink This Holiday Season

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For many drinkers, declining even a sip of alcohol can be a big challenge especially this holiday season . After all, what harm can it do? Having a drink this holiday season is in fact the norm as many people get together and celebrate over beers, wines, and cocktails. Read More

10 Tips to Make it Through the Holidays Without Relapsing

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For someone who just came out of rehab, going through the holidays without relapsing can be a challenge. You have to deal with family interactions, some of them intense and strained. The following tips can help you endure the holidays while still keeping your sobriety and commitment to a life-long recovery.

Holidays like Christmas provide people a great opportunity to be with family and friends. Many are looking forward to the holidays because of this. However, as a recovering addict, you may just not feel the sentiment. At least not yet. Read More

How to be Grateful This Holiday Season

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This time of the year can be very stressful. All the holiday preparations, making sure everyone has presents and all the holiday meal groceries and menus are made, the parties attended, the list goes on. Things can become so chaotic this holiday season that the real meaning of Christmas can get lost.

Guess what–there’s a lot more things to celebrate than the food on the table, the gifts under the Christmas tree, the clothes on your back. For one, just the fact that you’re alive and sober is worth celebrating enough. Read More

5 Ways Addicts Feel Hopeless About Overcoming Addiction

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Overcoming addiction can seem impossible for those who have been in active addiction for years. Even for those who are in recovery can still feel some form of fear or unease, as if the addiction may still catch up to them.

Here’s the truth: addiction is a trap. At first, you get lured to something you think is just harmless, whether it be drugs, alcohol, or an activity such as gambling or shopping. You tell yourself you can stop anytime or that you’re not hurting anyone. Read More

Tips to Avoid Idleness in Addiction Recovery

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To avoid idleness in addiction recovery, you have to commit to disciplining your mind and body. Boredom, after all, while not a strong emotion, still poses as one of the biggest triggers for relapse.

As the saying goes, “An idle mind is the devil’s playground.” And this can never be any truer when it comes to addiction. Often, people who are bored and idle resort to drugs or alcohol as a convenient or exciting escape. Soon, they find themselves creating a pattern until this develops into addiction. Then one day, they’ll just wake up with no way to stop, spiraling downwards in destruction. Read More

How to Make any Holiday a Sober Celebration

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Sober celebration may have been impossible and even laughable to you in the past, when you were in active addiction. But now that you’re in recovery, you have to see the many perks of having a sober celebration during the holidays.

Holidays and traditions are inevitable. Where once you use it to get away from family and get high, or get intoxicated, the bottom line is, these events can make or break your recovery now. Read More