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The Drug Class Blog

Apr 11

The next right thing

A Higher Purpose   Personal growth and recovery do not happen by accident but as a byproduct of intentional living. A life of recovery is a life that is lived on purpose, mindful of our moment-to-moment intentions. Growth occurs by making a conscious commitment to living for a higher purpose.   As...

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Feb 11

Be Mindful and Mind Full

   Thank you to Vivian C for the article What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a concept that originated with Buddhist meditation, but in recent years has been adapted as a secular approach to helping people with mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression. There are three main...

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Jan 29

Sleep problems?

One of the biggest issues for people who are actively using drugs or alcohol is that this use generally causes sleep issues and then they try to get more sleep by using more of whatever it is that they think helps.  Here are three great articles from Kayla Johnson at tuck.com Alcohol...

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Oct 02

Check the Operating System

We have an amazing operating system that we need to take care of here is an interesting look at what is going on up there. https://silverridgerecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/silverridgerecovery.com_how_addiction_affects_the_brain_the_neuroscience_of_compulsive_behavior.pdf

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Sep 27

Trauma and Substance Problems

The longer I work in this field the more I understand that the substance use is generally a symptom.  I also understand that the substance use quickly makes everything worse.   Here is a great website that looks at the connections https://silvermistrecovery.com/childhood-trauma-and-addiction-in-adulthood/

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Aug 12

After Treatment

The Importance of Continuing Care After Treatment for Drug Addiction   You have completed your drug rehab program successfully. You should be proud of yourself. However, you should also be aware that as you transition back into your regular life, you face a rather high relapse rate. After you...

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Jul 08

Stuff to Do

Getting bored or better said, allowing yourself to get bored is a huge relapse risk.   Here is an amazing list of a lot of stuff to do. https://wisebeards.com/blog/hobbies-list-men/   Thanks to Jason for the submission to Drug Class.

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May 08

Sleep Rocks

Sleep is important, really important. It can help reduce anxiety and depression, it increases energy and really can make us feel better about ourselves. Please check the ideas below.   And, sweet dreams!   Here are three useful guides Healthy Sleep for New and Expecting Parents Children's...

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Apr 26

Codependency and Enabling

Codependency and Enabling Can Exacerbate Drug Abuse Drug addiction is an extremely complicated and powerful disease that has swept across the United States. The path of destruction left and the turmoil that continues to reign heartache across innocent bystanders is absolutely devastating. When...

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Apr 06

Emotional Growth

Thank you to Goeff Crain for the article Emotional Development Risks With Adolescent Substance Use Drug and alcohol abuse amongst adolescents is on the rise. Before they graduate high school, 70% of students will have tried alcohol while 50% will have used an illegal drug. Adolescents experiment...

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