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7 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

Posted 12-03-2013 at 04:35 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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The holiday season is a time of wonder, joy, and goodwill. So why are you so stressed?

The truth is the holiday season is a time of stress and anxiety for a lot of people. There are ads demanding that we buy, buy, buy; aimed at convincing us that nothing, absolutely nothing, says “love” like something big, shiny, and expensive under the perfectly decorated tree. And then there’s the whole family aspect; the expectation that family gatherings should be perfect reproductions...
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How to Deal with Holiday Addiction Triggers

Posted 11-20-2013 at 04:45 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Addiction is a life-altering dependency on a substance or behavior that becomes compulsive, affecting every area of living from relationships to employment to health. Often times, people who live with addiction do not realize that their behavior has gotten past the point that they are able to control it. Whether the Depression is a common holiday addiction trigger, and people who are trying to recover may feel a familiar pull to return to old behaviors when the pressures seem...
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In Recovery: How Do You Cope with Stress?

Posted 09-03-2013 at 03:10 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Did you know that September is coping with stress in healthy ways, particularly if you previously used alcohol or other chemical substances to deal with addiction problems, dealing with stress is particularly challenging. The American Psychological Association indicates that at least 73 percent of Americans experience some form of stress, and that most people do not have effective coping mechanisms.

People who are address daily stress triggers in a healthy way. By using healthy methods...
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My journal of addiction:number one

Posted 11-02-2010 at 11:35 PM by Searchin

Thought I would write from my journal and maybe it will interest someone. More and more. That is how it alway's must be in that sickness of yours. (I tend to write third person a lot) Perhaps you have not seen a real day in quite some time. Have you forgotten how fresh the breeze blows? Have you taken any walks on a quiet country road?
No. You have lost yourself in that blur of hurry up and waste your life. Notice how you never reach your destination. It was a fleeting idea too hard...
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Posted 10-20-2010 at 02:28 AM by Searchin
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No, the addict in your life can not be trusted. They have lied, cheated, stolen from you, abused you... An addict, you say, can not be trusted while they are still using. I know I would rather say anything, even be a failure to avoid that look on your face. The look I get when you know I am lying, avoiding. That look you get when you find out I am struggling. That look when I fall off the pedestal you had me on. I would rather look at this as a learning process; a work in progress. A process that...
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