Sober living

What Are Relapse Triggers: Internal Vs External Relapse Triggers

One such neurotransmitter, dopamine, reinforces the connection between drug use, pleasure, and any external triggers that remind the user of the substance. Over time, these dopamine surges teach the brain to seek the drug or alcohol any time the user encounters a trigger. Old friends may be an external trigger if you used to engage […]

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Published on: December 25, 2023  -  Filed under: Sober living

Step One And The Concept Of Powerlessness

NA defines powerlessness as “the inability to control one’s life.” This definition implies that someone is powerless if they cannot control their drug use, but it doesn’t specify what happens after they stop using drugs. The group has a lot of information online about its history and philosophy. To recognize powerlessness over your addiction is […]

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Published on: December 7, 2022  -  Filed under: Sober living