11 Questions That Answer, "Am I An Alcoholic?"

Do you ever wonder if you drink "normally"?   What is normal?  Isn't it all relative to the person?  It's imperative if one has a concern, they get help sooner rather than later.&n...

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Are Addiction and Obsession the Same Thing?

Are addiction and obsession the same thing?  This is a great question to ask because addiction and obsession are more closely connected than you might think. Addiction can often seem like an obse...

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Are Addiction Counselors Mandated Reporters?

Are addiction counselors mandated reporters?   This is a common question. And, a very important one because asking this question might save your life. In this article, you'll ...

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Top Addiction Counselors in Colorado Springs

Finding an addiction counselor can be hard and sometimes tedious. The constant searching and phone tag are annoying in and of itself, which alone, is enough of a reason to stop us in our tracks. Thera...

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Changing Thinking - The Missing Piece To Change The Way You Think

A common theme for individuals working towards long-term recovery is learning to avoid people, places and things that were related to their active addiction. These are considered to have great relapse...

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Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorders: What You Need to Know

Behavioral disorders can be very difficult to deal with.  If you are the loved one of someone who has a behavioral disorder, then you know how hard it can be to get them the help they need. ...

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What are the Dysfunctional Family Roles and Addiction?

You've probably heard of connections between dysfunctional family roles and addiction, but what are they? Addiction has recently been described as a family problem, affecting not only the addict but a...

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Why Addiction is Hard to Overcome

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, you're probably wondering why addiction is hard to overcome. You might be watching someone choose their addiction over their kids or thei...

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"Whatever!" - When Our Good Intentions and Optimism Take A Nosedive

At some point or other in our human existence we all experience some varying degree or intensity of the following thought process:  'whatever', 'I quit', 'I give up', 'f@#$ it', 'I'm done', ...

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How To Stop Replacing One Addiction With Another

Millions of people all over the world struggle with addiction.  For some, addiction manifests as an addiction to drugs or alcohol. For others, addiction may be to gambling, sex, or food.&nbs...

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Addiction and the Cycle of Loneliness: Breaking Free

Can you break free from addiction and the cycle of loneliness? When you suffer from addiction, you are more likely to suffer from being isolated or lonely.  Ultimately, these two problems can hav...

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Cognitive Restructuring Tools to Help Overcome Addiction

In the second article (Changing Thinking) of this series on learning to change our thinking, some of the tools for this process were introduced.  This article will present more details of each th...

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How Addiction Affects the Family

One of the most tragic things about addiction is how addiction affects the family.  It doesn't just harm the person who is addicted, it harms everyone who cares about them.  Especially their...

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Surf The Urge of Addiction

Urge surfing is an extremely powerful tool used by therapists often for people who fight the urges linked to addiction. But, before we answer what is urge surfing, let's understand: what are urges? Is...

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How to Deal with Your Smartphone Addiction

Smartphones have become an almost-invisible part of modern life.  Whether you're looking up directions, checking in on social media, or catching up on email, you probably rely on your phone to ge...

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