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What Might Happen If I’m Caught by Police Using Drugs?

Abusing drugs like morphine comes with consequences. These consequences can be personal, professional and legal in nature, and what happens when you’re caught using drugs can involve all of three of these. If You’re Caught Using Drugs, You Can Lose Your Job If you struggle with addiction, you are legally protected against discrimination as long as you are working on recovery. If you are not and are caught using drugs, you can lose your job. Once you lose a job as a result of drug...

Mental Discipline and Healthy Thinking

No matter what public opinion might say, addiction is a disease, not the product of poor discipline, poor morals or a lack of willpower. However, when it comes to recovery, discipline and willpower matter greatly, as they help people think healthily and pursue healthier lives. Luckily, anyone can develop these skills through therapy and healthy thinking. In fact, Psychology Today emphasizes that “It’s not your fault that you have this disease, but it is your responsibility to manage the...

I’m Addicted and I Don’t Know What to Do About It

You’ve taken a look at your drug use, your reasons for it, and how it has impacted your life, and you’ve come to the conclusion that you are addicted. Making this conclusion is a brave, bold first step toward taking action. It is the start of recovery and of regaining your life, and because of this it is also a potentially scary and overwhelming time. Don’t let uncertainty get the best of you. Learn about the steps and actions you can take to create change and find a...

4 Ways Going with the Flow in Rehab Is the Right Decision

You have been stressed and challenged by addiction for far too long, so now is time to go with the flow in professional treatment. Drug use creates stress, confusion and other negative emotions, but rehab is the time to learn how to address these emotions rather than resist, feel defensive about and/or hold on to them. When you go with the flow in treatment, you will benefit from rehab no matter your underlying thoughts. In fact, if you accept the help of rehab, then you will give yourself a...

What to Do After Treatment for Benzos

Recovery is a healing process that cannot be rushed. Treatment offers solid footing and a great, healthy start for recovery, but recovery is lifelong while treatment is temporary. Therefore, you must keep working even after professional treatment ends, because and you can ensure long-term success if you know what to expect and do in the weeks, months and years following rehab. Why Treat Benzo Addiction? Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a class of powerful drugs. While often prescribed to treat...

What Role Do Habits Play in Addiction?

Addiction is more than simply a bad habit, but habit plays a strong role in addiction development and continuation. The New York Times explains, “Addiction is brought about by the repeated pursuit of highly attractive goals and corresponding inattention to alternative goals.” Getting high on an opiate like morphine or getting drunk is often an attractive goal at first, as the reward system is stimulated by substances. Alternative goals that do not create the same rush of pleasure or...

What Causes Addiction?

Addiction is most commonly blamed on the substances involved, whether that substance is morphine, marijuana, alcohol or any other drug. While you must acknowledge the way drugs develop addictions, not everyone who abuses a drug becomes an addict. There is more to addiction development than the effects of the substances involved, so there is more to recovery than simply not using the drug any more. Addiction Development and Expression Addiction is a complex disease, and there is no single cause...
recent from About Morphine Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?
Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink? The longer you are sober, the more confidence you will have in your ability to stay that way. Unfortunately, this confidence can be mixed blessing. On the one hand, confidence does reflect the truth that recovery becomes easier over time. For instance, you get better at coping with both good and bad aspects...
recent from About Morphine Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?
Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink? The longer you are sober, the more confidence you will have in your ability to stay that way. Unfortunately, this confidence can be mixed blessing. On the one hand, confidence does reflect the truth that recovery becomes easier over time. For instance, you get better at coping with both good and bad aspects...
recent from About Morphine Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?
Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink? The longer you are sober, the more confidence you will have in your ability to stay that way. Unfortunately, this confidence can be mixed blessing. On the one hand, confidence does reflect the truth that recovery becomes easier over time. For instance, you get better at coping with both good and bad aspects...
recent from Morphine Addiction Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink?
Why Can’t I Have Just One Drink? The longer you are sober, the more confidence you will have in your ability to stay that way. Unfortunately, this confidence can be mixed blessing. On the one hand, confidence does reflect the truth that recovery becomes easier over time. For instance, you get better at coping with both good and bad aspects...