We compiled a list of the most addicting video games of the recent past. Just because they’re addicting, doesn’t make them terrible and something that should be avoided. Don’t forget, it’s not the game’s fault...there is no addicting substances in video games that make people addicted. If you find yourself or someone you love is addicted to video games, seek treatment at an addiction recovery center that offers treatment for video game addiction.
A lot of people are abusing prescription drugs , and have been for a long time. Most of these people aren’t even young adults. In fact, the latest reports cite that middle aged people are most likely to abuse prescription drugs. We’ve covered a lot of different views on prescription drugs and drug addiction, but something that is often swept under the rug is the widespread abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Here, we’re going to take a look at some of the common OTC drugs that teens are abusing, so you can be aware of the dangers that may be lurking in your medicine cabinet.
As we continue to make progress in recovery, we must eventually face the reality of the harm we have done to other people's lives as a direct result of our actions.
In simple terms, we can’t have the opportunity for forgiveness until we take ownership of the damage that we have done.
We do this for the simple reason that it is the right thing to do. But the impact of making amends extends so much farther, and no matter why else we do it, we do it for ourselves and our own future well-being.
Living with shame and guilt is one of the best ways to guarantee a relapse. When we come face-to-face with what we have done to other people, and to their lives, it leads to feelings of sadness, remorse, and shame. This is a normal human response to doing something wrong. We are indeed meant to feel guilty for hurting other people.
This is the ground zero moment when we can begin to forgive ourself for abusing other people. It is also the moment when we can decide to try and mend the broken relationships left in the wake of our addiction .
Relapse is not a stage in the forward progress of
recovery, but a regression into the addiction. Addicts may relapse from any
stage of motivation for a variety of reasons.
Internationally known addiction and relapse expert Terry Gorski suggests that this is an inside-out process with changes in internal thinking leading to external lapses. At times, great upheaval in the outside world may also contribute to the process. The truth is that addictions are baffling and cunning; nothing and everything may be the cause.
Another truth, however, is that most people are very simple in their relapse; it is usually the same people, places, and things that lead to relapses. Along the way, each addict develops his or her own unique way to relapse. Noting this and then discovering what that pattern looks like is a great way to avoid it.