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Recovery Relationships - Boundaries

"Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn't make me mean, selfish, or uncaring because I don't do things your way. I care about me too." —Christine Morgan

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Care Free Living

By Samuel S

I find the term carefree living an interesting one. Sobriety has in many ways provided me with a lifestyle that is more carefree if anything it has provided me with an opportunity to care more about the world in which I live and the people that share the world with me.

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Cognitive Improvement and Alcohol Recovery

Resourced by Catherine Laine, Consultant, Silkworth Charity Group

​Alcohol can result in cognitive deficits, but several studies have shown that abstinence can reverse much of the physical and cognitive damage caused by heavy drinking if treatment begins in time. Therefore it is important that substance-dependent people seek help as soon as possible.

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Natural Highs

Written by Catherine Laine, Consultant, Silkworth Charity Group

A recovering addict said it best: “We get high because it makes us feel better than when we are not.” This is why many of us have succumbed at some time or another to the siren call for mood-boosting substances.

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Understanding The Relapse Process

Resourced by Catherine Laine, Consultant, Silkworth Charity Group

Relapse refers to the process of returning to the use of alcohol or drugs after a period of abstinence. Relapse is a possibility for you regardless of how much time you have been sober. Part of your recovery plan should include learning about the relapse process and devising a plan to help prevent you from relapsing should warning signs occur.

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Develop an attitude of Gratitude

By Alan Kiley, Treatment Director, Silkworth Charity Group

In the process of recovery from an addiction; to a substance, an attitude, or an unhealthy relationship, it is essential to develop newer, healthier thought processes and behaviours which will help reduce the impulsive and compulsive ones that have been present for a long time.

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The presence of a chemically dependant employee can have an extremely damaging affect in the workplace, on the organisation, on colleagues and clients as well as the business continuity.