Joy

Joy

Healing and recovery are about cultivating joy. After all, it is joy which we want to realize in our lives. It is joy that enables our purpose to savor life. Many in the throes of addiction and other mental illnesses…

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Freedom From Addiction

Freedom from Addiction

Freeing yourself of addiction is difficult, but possible with effort, support, guidance, and practice. It requires first seeing clearly how addiction harms you and others. Understand in your bones that addicting does not work. See that it brings suffering rather…

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Addictive Behaviors

Addictive Behaviors

People disagree about what are addictive behaviors. If a behavior meets the definition of addiction (compulsion, loss of control, continued behavior despite harmful consequences), then the behavior is a behavioral addiction. Some people engage in one or more addictive behaviors.…

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Managing External Triggers

Managing External Triggers

External triggers are people, places, things, and situations that awaken cravings. They differ from internal triggers, which are negative emotional states such as anger, fear, or boredom. Common external triggers include drugs, drug paraphernalia, bars, people using, drug dealers, neighborhoods…

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