Yes, addiction can be overcome. But you must abstain from your drug of choice. Does this sound impossible? Weigh in here.
You should leave an addict or alcoholic partner any time abuse occurs, they get high in front of your or your children, or they don’t come home. But it’s easier said than done. More on leaving an addictive relationship here.
You don’t need to view a relapse as a failure. Instead, it can be an opportunity to learn more about yourself. 5 tips on how to improve the odds of sustained recovery here.
The best ways to prevent relapse include practical suggestions: Sleep. Practice willpower. Stay in therapy. The best ways to prevent relapse from Dr. Howard Samuels (who’s been there) in this article.
Co-addiction is much like co-dependency. Learn how to define and identify co-addiction here.
If you find that you drink too much, you can try to stop drinking. Or get an assessment. More tips on how to manage problem drinking here.
Signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction include increased tolerance and withdrawal when you stop drinking. More on signs and symptoms of alcohol problems here.
Alcohol withdrawal occurs when you stop using alcohol after prolonged use, or a binge. Find out more about alcohol withdrawal here.
Alcohol withdrawal is characterized by physical and psychological symptoms such as difficulty thinking, depression, mood swings, or (in severe cases) seizures and delerium. Learn more about alcohol withdrawal symptoms here.
3 reasons to buy Gratitude Journey, the best gratitude journal app on the market for addicts in recovery.