Relapse is expected but not required. These lapses don't make you bad, they make you human. Healing and recovery is a process... there’s no finish line. In order to maintain our recovery, we must learn to manage our lives, and ultimately learn a system that works best for us.⠀
One of the hallmarks of addiction is denial. At some level, you know what you are doing is bad and this leads to cognitive dissonance. This means that you hold two conflicting ideas:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 - the strong desire to drink and use drugs and ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 - the knowledge that your actions are harmful⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You then protect these conflicting thoughts by using⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
denial. You find other causes for your problems and refuse to consider the possibility that it is substance a
If you have relapsed on drugs, ask for help! Relapse is part of the recovery process, but it can feel like a failure. Negative thoughts are a large part of addictive thinking, which tend to be an all-or-nothing mentality. Obsessing over these negative, self-critical feelings will only push you further into relapse.
What a heart-wrenching song.. Addiction can turn your world upside down and interfere with work, relationships, health & everything you know and love gets messed up. These are the real consequences of addiction and It often takes getting to this point to realize there is a problem!
Parents, you have a major impact on your children and teenagers’ decision not to use drugs and alcohol. Keep open communications with your kids! It will go a long way to helping them make good choices. Underage drinking can have lifelong effects.
Alcoholism is not just a homeless person on a park bench it can come in many different guises. Here's your friendly reminder that addiction is a TREATABLE medical condition, NOT a moral failing. Non-judgemental, effective help is here for you when you're ready!
April is Alcohol awareness month and at Infinite Mindcare our focus this month will be on addiction and addictive behaviors. An integral part of Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol- Free Weekend, April 5-7, 2019, which takes place on the first weekend of April, to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction get in touch with us!