Addicts will more than likely recognise the certain people, places and things that prompt us to use. The problem is that these triggers are stored at an unconscious level and we find we feel cravings despite our efforts. A study conducted at the University of Cambridge has shown that working on the memory could lead to preventing relapses in addicts.
You would expect people close to you to be supportive of you giving up alcohol, but in some cases, they may not be very receptive of your new lifestyle choice. If you haven’t ended up in hospital or had serious external consequences of your drinking, people may not realise that your alcohol problem is as serious as it is.
Do you say hateful things to yourself? Many of us do.
When I review these internal beliefs with clients, especially those in early recovery but also others who don’t have trouble with addiction per se, we often find that they are packed full of negative self-beliefs and self-talk. Phrases like “I’m impatient/rude/stupid,” “I’m not good at doing _____,” or “I can’t handle _____” are so commonplace in psychotherapy circles that restructuring them can often become the focus of many sessions. And negative self-beliefs are a huge source of shame, …
The Vigil of Hope is a time to come together to replace isolation with fellowship, desperation with support and despair with hope.
The Seeds of Hope is sponsering Fall Festival of Recovery. It will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the First Methodist Church in Butler, PA. The Recovery Rock Band, who are have past professional experience, will be playing contemporary style Christian music. Snacks and soft drinks will be served. For more information […]