Addiction: How to Recognize it an What to do About it

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Addiction: How to Recognize It and What to Do about It

 

By Faye Springs, Ph.D.

 

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a chronic disease. It is progressive, continuous, and long-term. Alcohol or drug abuse means that a person has control over whether he or she drinks or uses. Alcohol or drug dependence means that a person has lost all control over his or her drinking or using behavior.

 

Addictive Behavior

 

People who suffer from addictive diseases engage in compulsive behavior and gradually lose ...

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33 Ways to Use Your Journal for Self-Discovery and Self-Expression

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33 Ways to Use Your Journal for Self-Discovery and Self-Expression

 

By Joni McIntyre, MSW

 

As a therapist, I often suggest to clients that they explore their feelings and thoughts by keeping a journal. Sometimes clients ask for a bit of direction with this process. Here are some journaling ideas if you’re not sure where to start:

 

  1. Write down what happened today and how you felt about it.

 

  1. Write a letter to a person you are angry with. Say everything you are feeling and wish ...
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