Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Gratitude and Your Addict Brain

The Thanksgiving Holiday is all about wonderful food, family, friends and trying to recognize and remember all the good people and other blessings we have in our lives. What you may not realize is the powerful effect that gratitude has on the human heart, brain and the role it can play in helping us be […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Gratitude and Your Addict Brain

The 10 Best Addiction Movies You’ve Never Seen

Almost from the beginning of Hollywood movie making, drug and alcohol use has been portrayed on the silver screen—at times glamorized, and thankfully on other occasions portrayed with the brutal reality and harsh consequences of addition. Here are 10 of the Best Addiction Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen—

http://www.thefix.com/content/top-ten-addiction-movies-you-have-never-seen#slide0

 

Don’t miss our last post—http://actiontreatment.com/2014/11/19/breaking-the-stigma-of-recovery/

By |November 20th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on The 10 Best Addiction Movies You’ve Never Seen

Breaking the Stigma of Recovery

One of the biggest barriers to getting help for drug and alcohol addiction is the “stigma” of recovery—the fear, embarrassment and shame that struggling individuals feel, causing many to stay in the shadows and try to go-it-alone. As I often say, “We’re only as sick as our secrets.”

Imagine how tough it must be for celebrities […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Breaking the Stigma of Recovery

Your Best Friend in Drug & Alcohol Recovery

Here at Action Recovery Group we are BIG believers in helping people in recovery build a strong support system around them. This includes our programs and staff here at Action; clean and sober family members and friends; 12-Step support groups; spiritual connections, and many others.

With all of that said, there is one major support that […]

By |November 18th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Your Best Friend in Drug & Alcohol Recovery

Narcissism can get in the way of Recovery!

One of the great challenges in drug and alcohol addiction recovery is the inability or refusal of the addict to really look closely at his or her poor choices and the myriad consequences, their selfish nature, character defects and many other issues. Sometimes part of this challenge can be a result of some level of […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Narcissism can get in the way of Recovery!

The “Vaping” Brain Reveals Clues to Smoking Addiction

British scientists are taking a look at the brains of people while they puff e-cigarettes, and they’re learning a lot about smoking addiction! Once again we see that “addiction is addiction is addiction.” Check out the study—http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vaping-brain-may-hold-clues-to-smoking-addiction/

 

Don’t forget to check out our last blog post—http://actiontreatment.com/2014/11/11/where-is-your-loved-one-in-their-drug-or-alcohol-recovery-motivation-cycle-2/

 

By |November 12th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on The “Vaping” Brain Reveals Clues to Smoking Addiction

Where is Your Loved One in Their Drug or Alcohol Recovery “Motivation Cycle”?

“Why can’t he just stop using?“ “Why won’t she change?” These are common questions/frustrations felt by those who love and care about individuals suffering with alcohol or drug addiction. The consequences of substance abuse are immense, yet the addict often doesn’t want to recognize “life out of control” as a compelling enough reason to change. […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Where is Your Loved One in Their Drug or Alcohol Recovery “Motivation Cycle”?

Smoking = 3 Times more Chronic Back Pain = Addiction

Check out the latest research on how smoking changes the brain is such a way that smokers are three times more likely to suffer from chronic back pain, which can also then lead to a higher vulnerability to addiction as a whole! http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284869.php

 

See our last blog post at—http://actiontreatment.com/2014/11/06/workaholism/

By |November 7th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Smoking = 3 Times more Chronic Back Pain = Addiction

Workaholism Harmful to Your Health and Happiness

Many addicts will get to the place where they realize that drugs and alcohol are spinning their lives out of control, and will seek some kind of help. But, we often don’t recognize the “triggers” that drive us to drink or use in the first place. One of those “core causes” can be burn-out, which […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Workaholism Harmful to Your Health and Happiness

Heroin Overdose Crisis Hits the U.S.

Here at Action Recovery Group we have seen a big increase in the number of individuals seeking help for heroin addiction. This is not just a northern Utah issue. Across the US, heroin use has more than doubled in the past decade, and so have overdose deaths. Check out this video for the details— http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/c81e4a0a2f695b3187413d180d58261c.htm

 

If […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Heroin Overdose Crisis Hits the U.S.