How Addiction Works

One of the first steps to getting the help you need is by understanding how addiction works. 

We've all heard a lot about addiction: it changes you, it will ruin your life, it will make you a liar, it will send you to jail.

While these are some of the worst effects of addiction, it's not really how addiction works. 

Addiction is a disease that starts in your brain.

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How to Recognize Addiction

Learning how to recognize addiction is important.  Addiction is a huge part of our culture. Nearly 40% of Americans struggle with addiction to an illegal substance.  This number doesn't incl...

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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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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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Gambling Addiction – Its Diagnosis and Treatment

It is said that gambling is a family disease

One person may be addicted but the whole family suffers.

Gambling addiction appears in several forms, some are more subtle than others.

Before we get into all that, let's define gambling. 

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Why Addiction is a Brain Disease

There is a lot of stigmas attached to having an addiction, but what most people don't understand is that addiction is a brain disease. There has been recent scientific evidence that has drastically ch...

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Ideas to Help With Internet Addiction

The internet is no doubt an important resource, but what if it's a problem and you need help with internet addiction? The first step is to realize you have a problem, which you have done by findi...

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Why Is Spirituality in Addiction Recovery Important?

Can spirituality in addiction recovery be difficult for some people to grasp early on? So often, religion has let people down. It was either because an influential person in the church abused their po...

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How to Rebuild a Life After Addiction

If you're reading this, then you or someone you know is struggling with addiction. 

It can be a difficult road to recovery, but it's possible to rebuild your life after addiction.

The journey to rebuilding your life can be a challenging one, however, it's a strong positive that you are here seeking out tips, strategies, and ideas to help you get there.

This information is for informational purposes. 

If you need professional help, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Here are some tips to consider when rebuilding a life after addiction.

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Helpful Tips for Family Members of Drug Addicts

There are millions of people who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Unfortunately, this addiction doesn't only affect them. Everyone is affected by addiction, especially the family members o...

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7 Necessary Steps to Recovery From Alcoholism

The task of recovery can seem less daunting if you follow the steps to recovery from alcoholism. If you've considered that you might have an addiction to alcohol that's causing you distress at work or...

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5 Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult children of alcoholics spend most of their lives being plagued by the struggles of growing up with a parent who has an active addiction. A large part of this is due to the fact that they were ne...

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How to Manage the Stigma of Addiction

Much of the stigma of addiction is external. Therefore it's challenging to overcome. However, you can control how you react to this stigma. Whether you hear or feel people around you trying to drag yo...

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4 of the Most Common Comorbidities with Addiction

Comorbidities and addiction are quite a common pair. What this means is that you've chosen to self-medicate a co-occurring illness with drugs or alcohol. When you choose to get sober, these illnesses ...

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What to Look for in an Addiction Counselor

Unfortunately, we live in a society that doesn't do a good job of empathizing with those in recovery. While many people may view you as someone who lacks willpower, this isn't the attitude you want yo...

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Many of us are often faced with struggles and hardships and finding help can be difficult. However, at Overcomers Counseling, we are here to help you in your time of need. We are passionate about people and we believe that ANYONE can be an overcomer if they are willing to pursue it.  Don't let another day go by without getting the help you desire.

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