How to Stay Sober on New Year’s Eve – A Guide for Those in Early Recovery

Are you wondering how you will get through your first New Year’s Eve without drinking or drugs? These suggestions, based on my years of experience with people in early sobriety, may help you.. It is important to plan ahead of time for the holidays, because, like the proverb goes, “If you fail to plan, you … More How to Stay Sober on New Year’s Eve – A Guide for Those in Early Recovery

Addiction doc says: Stop chasing the drug! Focus on ACEs and people will heal.

Originally posted on ACEs Too High:
He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”. He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed. He says: The solution to changing the illegal…

43 What?

Originally posted on Vantage Point Therapy:
Anxiety oftentimes comes from procrastination.  Sometimes it is hard to deal with anxiety by just changing thoughts alone.  Sometimes the best way is to act on the required behavior and suspend judgment about the feelings and thoughts that come from acting on the behavior until you can see that…