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Loneliness and Mental Illness

Loneliness and Mental Illness

Human beings are social creatures.  Our closest animal counterparts by behavior are apes and group predators like wolves, both heavily interdependent societal animals.  We grow up by learning from our parents and peers, form close-knit, more-or-less permanent family groups, and make deep, satisfying, long-lasting friendships. Addiction and other mental disorders disturb and endanger our relationships, leaving many with problems feeling completely alone.  Mental health problems are threatening not just to the sufferer but to friends and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Love and Relationships, Mental Illness

When to Seek Therapy

When to Seek Therapy

  Contrary to popular misconception, you don’t have to be “crazy,” desperate, or on the brink of a meltdown to go to therapy.  At the same time, therapy isn’t usually necessary for every little struggle that life throws your way – especially if you have a strong support system of friends and family.  So how do you know when it’s time to see a therapist? Most people can benefit from therapy at least some point in their … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Alcohol and Drugs, Conditions and Disorders, Interviews with Recovery Professionals, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Treatment

Contrary Action

Contrary Action

  Contrary action is doing the opposite of what you instinctively want to do.  For example, if I’m on a workout schedule and I really don’t feel like working out, I will go against my innately lazy mindset and work out at the gym anyway. In fact, I’m engaging in contrary action right now by writing this stupid article.  I hate computers and working a fake job like this, but I need money, so I’ll do it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Recovery

Domestic Violence and Using

  For some people violence and using go together; it is sad but true.  Some drugs make people paranoid, like crystal meth or cocaine.  There are situations where people who are using think that their girl or guy is cheating on them and they get jealous.  But some of these drugs just make them trip out for no reason, which can make them become violent and hit their loved ones, family members, or friends.  Alcohol can make certain people angry and violent.  Many people are sent to jail and prison for domestic violence due to drug and alcohol abuse, which are often accompanied by anger issues. I have been in many situations were violence was going on.  It is a scary place to be in and sometimes I feel as though there … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alcohol and Drugs, Substance Abuse

Anger Management

  Lots of people have anger problems in this world and are sent to anger management – people like me.  I’m sorry to say that I really did not get anything of merit out of it.  It was just a group of people talking about what makes them angry, what stems from their anger, and what feelings they are truly feeling before they get angry.  Lots of people feel fear before anger.  Anger is fear-based they taught us, but I sometimes just get angry because I am angry.  I will wake up pissed off for no reason.  So I think anger management is kind of bullshit, at least for me, though it is probably helpful to some people. I can see anger being fear-based for some people.  For example, I was in … Read entire article »

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Sponsorship Gone Wrong

Sponsorship Gone Wrong

  Completing the twelfth step of Alcoholics Anonymous signifies that one has a working knowledge of all twelve steps, hopefully applying them daily, and an able Sponsor—a fellow alcoholic in the program who mentors other alcoholics, helping them work through and understand the twelve steps, just as their Sponsors had done with them. Up until now, I have had two Sponsors throughout my nearly six months of sobriety.  I chose my initial Sponsor on impulse because the … Read entire article »

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The “Hulk” of Addiction

The “Hulk” of Addiction

  Dr. Bruce Banner, a Marvel comic book character, portrayed by several actors such as, Lou Ferrigno, Eric Bana, Edward Norton, and most recently, Mark Ruffalo, struggles with keeping his anger/rage under control and when becomes enraged turns into a 15 foot, over-steroidal, destructive green monster called The Hulk.  In the most recent Marvel Studios movie, The Avengers, viewers are introduced to a rather calm Dr. Banner, who had not transformed into The Hulk in … Read entire article »

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