Addiction · addiction workbook

Seeking screen-writers: Good Guy vs Addiction

This post is about addiction.  And making movies.  The issue: sometimes problems get stuck inside us, so ingrained they seem to become part of who we are.  We are alcohol.  We are drugs.  We are addiction.  Okay, we're NOT addiction, but problems like substance abuse and gambling are so invasive we're not sure where they… Continue reading Seeking screen-writers: Good Guy vs Addiction

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No more addiction war stories

From the book-in-process, Recovery: Weird & Wacky Workbook. This revamped worksheet briefly examines addiction-related “war stories” — remembering the “good ol’ days,” fascination with using, and jokes about relapse -- and identifies why they could be a problem.   Worksheet 11: No more War Stories Answers: 1.c    Judy's stories are problematic in multiple ways.  They… Continue reading No more addiction war stories

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Glamorizing addiction

An addiction worksheet from Mental Health and You! War stories - Glamorizing addiction.  This 2-page worksheet focuses on addiction-related "war stories" -- remembering the "good ol' days," fascination with using, and favorable opinions about relapse -- and helps the person seeking recovery identify why war stories might be problematic.  The goal is to come up… Continue reading Glamorizing addiction

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Addiction: 4 ways to battle cravings

You’re trying to escape an addiction. That could be food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, or smoking.  One of the biggest challenges you're dealing with, especially at the beginning of your recovery, could be those urges to “feed” the addiction.  You’re bound to have cravings.  It happens to all recovering addicts, and it isn’t easy.  But remember,… Continue reading Addiction: 4 ways to battle cravings

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When somebody you care about is an addict

Substance abuse affects everyone involved, not just the addict.  The addict's personality has changed.  They tend to lie and ask for money and care little about quality time with those who care about them.  They may do and say things that upset others and leave the family ashamed or angry. Blood relationships and friendships are… Continue reading When somebody you care about is an addict