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how to tell your employer you are battling an addiction - woman talking to her boss - willingway
One aspect of living with an addiction is living in denial. Most people battling an addiction did not go from having a few drinks now and again, or getting high once in a while, to a full-blown addiction overnight. It was progressive, sneaking up slowly until it became a problem. Even when it starts to...
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How to Turn down Alcohol in Social Settings - friends at dinner - willingway
In early recovery it is important to be mindful of people, places, and things that we relate to drinking. Walking into to a bar to ‘hang out with friends’ can be a set up for disaster. Visiting friends with whom you used to share a few cocktails may not be a great idea either. My...
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12 step meeting after addiction treatment - 12 step program - willingway
A big part of transitioning out of inpatient addiction treatment is having an after care plan, and a big part of an after care plan is attending meetings. Although twelve-step meetings are not the only meetings out there, this is where most alcoholics and addicts go to maintain their sobriety and learn how to deal with...
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Transitional Living Post-Addiction Treatment - female roommates - willingway
Everyone’s recovery process is different. Not everyone goes into a residential drug treatment center. Not everyone does Intensive Out Patient. Some people just decide to stop using or drinking, and stop. For the most severe addictions, residential rehab is often the best route to beginning a life in recovery because it provides medically assisted detox...
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Should you keep your Sobriety Confidential or Candid - women talking - willingway
When someone first gets clean and sober, they may find themselves in awkward situations. The friends they had at work or at home may wonder why they are not going out for happy hour or not drinking at other occasions. What to do? Do you tell them that you are clean now or do you...
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Successful Interventions vs. Failed Interventions - parents comforting son - willingway
Watching a loved one struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction can be heartbreaking. Not only do we watch them ruin their own lives, but they also negatively affect the lives of those that love them. This is why addiction is sometimes called a family disease. An intervention can help the alcoholic or addict to...
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overview of powdered alcohol - powder and alcohol - willingway
There has been a lot of controversy about Palcohol (powdered alcohol), which was invented by Mark Phillips, the president of the Lipsmark Company. He claims the use of Palcohol is convenient for instances such as shipping, hiking, and getting alcohol into venues that overcharge for a drink. In April 2014, the U.S. Alcohol and Tabacco...
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managing depression and anxiety without medication - depressed person - willingway
Most of us have days that are great, when we feel as though we are on top of the world and can accomplish anything. Then, there are the days where life is not so great, and we are filled with sadness, remorse, guilt, anger, or a plethora of other negative emotions. When these negative thoughts...
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codependent marriage - couple in an argument - willingway
Willingway works with families who are in a codependent relationship related to drug or alcohol addiction. If you or a loved one are in need of help for an addiction, please call 888-979-2140. For a very long time, I could not decipher between codependency and love. I thought that if we love someone, we put...
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