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February 8, 2009

Keep A Journal to Get Insights Into Drug Abuse

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Keeping a journal is a great way to gain insight into what situations and people may be what creates a sense of stress and triggers the need to get high or change one’s state through using drugs.

It is like you get your buttons pushed and then have to do something to not feel it. This doesn’t have to be the case. There are effective coping strategies to deal with irritating people, challenging situations and tough days. But first it helps to write about things so you see what grips you.

You can write about the situation and try to see if falls into certain categories like jealousy, rejection, disappointment, unresolved family issues, career stress etc. Once you start identifying things they get better because they aren’t as big as they look when you break them down.

If it is jealousy, now you know have named it and it can be addressed by therapy, speaking with friends and self-reflection. When it is a disappointment, go a little further. Ask yourself what did you expect from people and the situations. Maybe the world won’t measure up to what you are asking? Is that ok? Or can you find another situation that is a better fit? Taking the time to look deeply at things help them just be a big, heavy weight on your chest. Instead they are part of the puzzle that is you. Stop by Motivation to Stop Addiction for tools to stop the past patterns.

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October 4, 2008

Drug Recovery Account -Heroin Addiction and Jason Peter

Filed under: addiction,drug rehab,drug treatment centers — recover345 @ 12:01 pm
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Jason Peter talks about his heroin addiction with great honesty in Hero of the Underground.

For Jason it began by taking six pain pills when he hurt his knee as a freshman at the University of Nebraska which gave him a taste of things . Jason Peters’s loved being in the NFL and was a defensive lineman. But his career ended early despite his love for the game and then he tried to replace the high using a variety of drugs. Football was his life and purpose.

This is a compelling autobiography that shows both the passion he had for football and his journey into and beyond drug addiction once the dream was taken away from him.  After a number of shoulder and neck injuries, at 25 the football dream was gone. He was empty inside and wanted that vibrancy back again in some way. Jason even took 60 vicoden as a suicide attempt and it didn’t kill him.  In and out of rehab, Jason Peter found a program that worked for him. His autobiography is amazing and highly recommended.  Don’t give up on treatment programs. He found one that worked for him and his story is very inspirational . Give it to people you know so they can see that addiction can be transcended.

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September 1, 2008

Martin Sheen against Proposition 5 for Addiction

What does everyone think about Martin Sheen feeling jail time may be a better threat for addicts? He does know first hand due to his own drinking struggles and witnessing his son Charlie’s drug issues the problems and temptations from the inside.

He feels that having the threat of jail time can increase one’s motivation to change and stop drug and alcohol indulgences. The proposition 5 would have a treatment option vs jail time. Some feel consequences are the best incentive to change. I think change happens when someone is really sick of their life.

What is it that makes someone finally change? What leads to that ah-ha moment that your life is being thrown away otherwise? Visit Drug Recovery Help

July 12, 2008

Alcohol and Yeast Infections

We know that excessive alcohol can damage your social life, career and family situation but it also can give you a yeast infection!  Certain foods such as breads, mushrooms and refined sugars contain yeast or fungus that some people will react to in the form of candida or a yeast infection. Wine and beer are also in this class.

Also drinking too much alcohol can create liver problems which then can result in a yeast infection. If you already have a yeast infection, you can feel very intoxicated by a small amount of alcohol or very light headed. Read more about Yeast Infection Symptoms and keep in mind that if you know someone that drinks, they may be motivated to stop by not wanting a yeast infection problem  . Sometimes vanity is a great motivator!

May 25, 2008

Pain Pill Addiction – Gradual Painkiller Can Hook Us

I’ve talked to so many people who ended up getting addicted to pain pills from a legitimate injury or physical problem that just then became a habit. We like comfort over discomfort and when physical pain is less , it also helps to numb some emotional pain too. Taking the edge off pain feels good but the problem is, it isn’t worked through so that you are really free emotionally.

I talked to a client friday who was so upset the way his math teacher treats him. He said it ruins all his other grades due to the criticisms. He doesn’t take pain killers but resorts to video games to not think about it. There are always going to be people like that in our lives . Castaneda calls them “Petty tyrants”. They know how to push our buttons. But we can also learn a lot about ourselves when we look at what makes us react and what are our soft spots.  Read more on pain pill addiction

May 22, 2008

Steven Tyler Rehab Clinic

I just read that Steven Tyler  checked into rehab at a clinic in Pasadena California. He was sober for 20 years. He’s in Aerosmith and the group should be getting a lot more exposure because Red Octane in June is releasing Guitar Hero with Aerosmith and they  always sell like crazy. By the way the clinic Steven is going to is where Celebrity Rehab is going into in June about Sebastian Bach which is kinda interesting.  Celeb Rehab is in news a lot.

Steven Tyler is around 60 and he can’t really keep his life private as it’s also been in news about his having hepatitis C in 2005 and treatments for that.

Tyler has been through a lot and at one point paid for his ex-wife’s brain cancer medical expenses (she sadly did not make it) and helped out at her fundraiser too. I wish him well at the detox program and his battle with substance abuse. Causes of Drug Addiction 

Methadone Addiction

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Methadone addiction is a way to wean yourself from heroin and opiates but has it’s own problems.  One thing that is important to keep in mind is that methadone has a withdrawal process that can be difficult. On the positive side, it is easier to kick than heroin and a stepping stone toward freedom from drugs. Sometimes we need to take steps up the ladder one at a time and this can be an important step for breaking out of a deadly addiction even though it too needs to be transcended. Learn more at Methadone Addiction on ways to get past the patterns and reach a way of living without dependency on drugs.

May 20, 2008

Daily Struggle with Addiction

Filed under: addiction,drug rehab,drug treatment centers — recover345 @ 10:23 pm
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I see clients daily dealing with fighting off the temptation for pot, crack and alcohol. One person was telling me that she loves at 8 pm taking her seroquel to go to sleep. There is just a lot of trouble managing each day for her. Being able to sit in daily pain and yet not be overwhelmed by it is key to not yearning for ways to anaesthetize the pain. You have to do something to create inspiration and a new perspective whether it’s by humor, a new dream or relaxation techniques. Check out drug addiction treatment

May 18, 2008

Celebrity Rehab – Who Is Getting Help

Though we think money and fame solves our problems, each day in the news we find this contradicted. The most recent news includes Amy Winehouse being filmed with a joint and the earlier crack video. I am not sure what’s happening with her career, but I like her.

The description for “celeb rehab”  with Dr. Dreson May 23rd sounds interesting:

Viewing Jeff Conaway’s extraordinary and harsh detox, the rehabbers get to see what rehab is really about. The rehabbers watch Jeff’s struggle in horror and wonder, could this happen to them.

Initially I thought this was a typical reality show exploitation but there is some depth and insight

Celeb Rehab

We’ll get into some analysis in future posts

 

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