If you are in fact suffering from addictive behavior, begin by examining the path that brought you to your present state. What types of family dysfunctions played a role in undermining your self-esteem? Were your parents verbally, physically, or sexually abusive? Were they controlling and manipulative? Did the fail to provide the love, guidance, and bonding by showing up part-time for a full-time job? Or, did they themselves abuse alcohol or drugs? These are the questions that must be answered. Once you have uncovered these negative patterns, you must liberate yourself from them by putting a stop to the dysfunctional behavior. This must be done by either setting some boundaries, or in extreme cases severing the relationship.

words of inspiration for sobriety Consider cutting down on those regular trips to Starbucks and Tim Hortons. If you can manage, bring one to office in your travel mug or thermos. You will be surprised at how much you can save if you stick to this routine.

words of inspiration for someone fighting addiction H.A.L.T – H is for hungry, A for angry, L for lonely and T for tired. Often when people feel snappish or cranky a quick review of those for symptoms may pinpoint a cause. The danger of not paying attention here is that minor incidents can get blown way out of proportion if any or all of those four states are not dealt with.

Ladies and gentlemen, turn off your cell phone, telephone, BlackBerry etc. Limit the time you will take calls. For example my doctor will only return calls one hour each afternoon. Other than that she takes only emergency calls.

words of encouragement for sobriety At the end of the term, you would have to go over the process of applying again. Becoming uninsurable during this period means you are likely going to remain without insurance cover.

There are certain signs and symptoms of drug use and symptoms that may indicate that a person may be in ‘relapse mode’ Some or many of the following may occur and are definitely worth paying attention to.

The best way to change behavior is to integrate the change into your daily life. You can receive effective psychiatric treatment, and revert back to former patterns as your normal routine resumes. It would be more ideal for them to live with you and integrate the therapy into your life.