Addiction is an extremely complicated condition that affects pretty much every aspect of a person’s life. It robs you of your ability to control your actions and intensifies the challenging emotions that caused you to abuse substances in the first place. There’s usually a common theme running through the life of someone caught up in […]
If your husband is struggling with addiction, you likely go through the full spectrum of emotions on a regular basis. People who suffer from substance use disorders can be incredibly fun, exciting and passionate, with the ability to draw you in. On the other side of the coin, they can be belligerent and irresponsible and […]
Many rehabilitation centres offer treatment for co-occurring disorders, which are mental illnesses that occur along with substance abuse. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health reports that at least 20% of individuals with a mental illness also struggle with a substance-use disorder, highlighting the importance of seeking treatment from experienced rehabilitation professionals. Co-occurring disorders, which […]
When you have a craving you may experience physical symptoms, (i.e.) increased heartbeat, salivating.Cravings can be frequent and intense. They will lessen in frequency and intensity as your clean time lengthens and you become more active in your recovery program.
Refusing to accept your addiction. Using is still an option for you. Minimizing the severity of your addiction. You try to control your intake. Ignoring the problems you have created. Focusing on other people’s faults. Refusing to acknowledge the people, places and things in life that cause stress. Believing you can live with dishonesty. Lying […]