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Alcohol myths: time is the only way to sober up!

Posted by LP User on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : addiction treatment 
Alcohol Myths

Many people mistakenly believe that taking other liquids (milk), foods, or substances that line the stomach will keep them from suffering the effects of alcohol. Although some things will slow down the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream, nothing can minimize the effects to the body once alcohol has reached the bloodstream. The only cure for intoxication is time. The liver needs from one to two hours (depending on body size) to process the alcohol out of the blood.



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Recovery from Addiction in Festive Season times

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, In : addiction treatment 

If youre newly in recovery (from addiction/codependency) this time of the year can be quite challenging. Many people are on holiday and letting their hair down which often includes partying with alcohol/ drugs. You may find yourself thinking you "could just have one", "it wasnt that bad", "no- one will know" accompanied with feelings of frustration, impatience, envy and tiredness. STOP OBSERVE STEER (S.O.S)
These are high risk thoughts/ feelings due to being exposed to "slippery" dangerous sit...
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Outpatient Group Addiction Therapy benefits addicts/alcoholics

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Recovery group 
In my experience the power of the group is extremely beneficial to a person with addiction issues.

Whether you consider yourself a social drinker who occasionally goes overboard (ok maybe more than occasionally if youre honest...), a shopaholic who just cant quite stick to the budget (ok your three credit cards are maxed!) or someone who is fastidious about tidiness (you find yourself spending hours cleaning the kitchen, daily) belonging to a recovery support group can be a lifesaver. Relatin...
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SOS: Negative to Positive thinking

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Whats worked for me 
The other day I found myself sinking into a bit of a dip and beginning to entertain the idea of a self piteous afternoon. Suddenly I realised to how much a part of this feeling I was contributing. I stopped, observed my thoughts and steered away from the negativity. Deciding not to allow this feeling to dominate my afternoon, was empowering. It showed me I can change the way Im thinking and feeling, and therefore behaving. 
What a relief!
Simple technique: SOS
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