Blog Posts - Relapse



The time I went downhill fast and got back up

With Tami & Nancy in 2008If you are of the opinion "don't go there" by revisiting a terrible experience, then don't read this, but doing it from time to time puts the present in perspective. I went back and found some old posts that contain a lot...

Manage Triggers, Avoid Cravings, and Prevent Relapse

So you’ve completed alcohol addiction treatment and are now living sober. Congratulations! You should be proud of this accomplishment. But what happens if you start craving alcohol? After recovery, a number of people will experience a relapse.
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 18, 2016

Another night, another relapse nightmare

The thin psyche of a cancer survivor: You hear about someone who had the same disease as you who has relapsed and is now terminal. You go to bed and have a nightmare that it has happened to you.Someone I knew through our cancer connection had AML and...

Four Thoughts to Help You Stay Sober From Alcohol

Do you have the urge to drink again? Sobriety is not easy but it’s worth it. Here are a few things to tell yourself to prevent relapse and keep you on the track of sobriety. “It’s not worth it.” “This is only temporary.&...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 13, 2016

The role of emotion processing deficits in alcohol dependence and relapse.

This study looks at an area close to our research hearts. The role of emotion processing deficits in alcohol dependence and relapse. It is a good overview of some of the literature. The underlying mechanism which prompts relapse is not unearthed in t...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 23, 2016

The role of emotion processing deficits in alcohol dependence and relapse.

This study looks at an area close to our research hearts. The role of emotion processing deficits in alcohol dependence and relapse. It is a good overview of some of the literature. The underlying mechanism which prompts relapse is not unearthed in t...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 23, 2016

Stay Sober After Drug Rehab With These Tips

Recovery is a journey and it doesn’t end after leaving a drug rehab center. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to experience a relapse but there are many strategies you can use to prevent relapse and stay sober. Here are a few things that you c...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 9, 2016

What is Aftercare?

By David Joel Miller. How does aftercare relate to treatment? Aftercare is continuing or follow-up care that is received after the initial intense round of treatment. This is common in counseling those with a substance use disorder. It should be R...
by counseolrssoapbox on Feb 24, 2016

Haunted by relapse nightmares

As the seventh anniversary of my fourth bone marrow transplant approaches, I am haunted by the fear that I will not make it, that it is too good to be true, that something will happen in the next 36 days to hijack it.Last night I dreamt that I was co...

Home For The Holidays When Living In Recovery ~ Don’t Panic!

Hello Recovery Friends, Readers and New Supporters, . Oh Joy, it’s the Holiday Season again while living in recovery .  .  .  . I write this because when we go home for the Holiday Season? It may not be that fun, joyous and merry occasion...

Sometimes We Need To Look Back To See Where We Are Today In Recovery. . .

“So Thanksgiving Day was my birthday and it just happen to fall on a day we gather with “family and friends to “give thanks” for the many blessings we have received. To share good food, good company and have a heart of g...

Learning How to Delay Gratification in Recovery

by Recovery Advocates on Sep 3, 2015

When the Anxious Amygdala Does the Thinking!?

This is an appendum to yesterday’s blog – Ultimately, as this study (1) alludes to, there is a vital role for amygdaloid activity in both anxiety disorders and in alcoholism. It seems, however, to be suggesting that this amygdaloid hypera...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Aug 23, 2015

OCD Type Reactions in Alcoholics – Thought Action Fusion and Uncontrollabilty

    Alcoholics and addicts and those with other addictive behaviours appear to have the same general cognitive distortions as well as distortions of errors in thinking specific to their manifest addictive behaviour. However, there seem to b...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Aug 21, 2015

Why Relapse Does Not Mean Failure

Originally posted on Sober Courage:Relapse is a huge part of my journey to recovery. I spent four long years gathering up a few months of sobriety here and there, but always returning to drinking. Sometimes I ended up drinking because I was angry, ma...

The Effects of Low Self Esteem in Addiction and Recovery

Having a low self esteem is more common than you think. Although when someone suffers from having little belief in themselves, they tend to believe that they are the only ones suffering from that sort of discomfort. However, it’s fair to say that m...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 18, 2015

EMDR in the Addiction Continuing Care Process

Case Study of a Cross-Addicted Female’s Treatment and Recovery Part 1   There have been suggestions in the literature since 1994 that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may serve as an effective adjunct to the addiction treat...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jul 20, 2015

From a Drinking Problem to a Thinking Problem?

  In early recovery I was amazed that some people in recovery said they never thought about alcohol after a few weeks into recovery. Or rather than thoughts related to alcohol rarely drifted across their minds. I was alarmed by this as thoughts...

Mixtape: Problem – Mollywood 3: The Relapse (Side B)

After giving us Side A, Problem is back with the other half of his ‘Mollywood 3: The Relapse’ mixtape. Side B comes with 17 tracks and features from Omarion, Iamsu!, Freddie Gibbs, Ca$h Out, Bad Lucc and more. Listen and download on page 2. The p...
by New Hip Hop Music on Jul 3, 2015

Neural Ghosts

When I first came into recovery I always noticed that when I felt bad about myself it was often accompanied by the thought of a drink? I always thought this curious. I would be feeling negative, self loathing, in shame or guilt about some past behavi...


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