Cherry Flavored E-Cigarettes Are the Most Dangerous Kind, Says Study

The cherry flavoring contains high doses of benzaldehyde which is a chemical used in cosmetics and creating natural fruit flavors in food. Read more…

https://scaryrehabfears.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/cherry-flavored-e-cigarettes-are-the-most-dangerous-kind-says-study/

Taking Photos May Improve Your Mental Health

Going through a mental health problem can be as exhausting as it is frustrating. People with mental health problems are often seeking ways on how to treat their mental problem, or are least reduce the symptoms associated to it. While some people take medications or choose to enter a treatment program, one idea has become […]

https://scaryrehabfears.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/taking-photos-may-improve-your-mental-health/

Study shows the role of social identity in Addiction and Recovery

Researchers have recently published a study that supports the idea that social identity loss/gain informs both Addiction and Recovery. This study (it’s called Social Identities as Pathways into and out of Addiction) indicated that people slip into addiction as part of either an indemnity loss or an identity gain. The reverse is also true for […]

http://jblea1016.com/2016/02/04/study-shows-the-role-of-social-identity-in-addiction-and-recovery/

A mirror is THE MOST effective tool to help an addict

“Let me get this straight,” I said to the clueless man that stared at me with confusion lacing his eyes. “You want your granddaughter to quit smoking pot, know that when she gets pissed off she’s more likely to smoke, and then get pissed at her for smoking pot?” The circularity of his actions towards […]

http://jblea1016.com/2016/02/05/a-mirror-is-the-most-effective-tool-to-help-an-addict/

Know Anyone Going Through A Rough Time?

Are they angry? Depressed? Worried? Did their doctor get them addicted to pain killers? Alcoholic? Arrested? Lose someone they love? Share with them this phone number and web address to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are there to listen. 1 (800) 273-8255. Website: […]

https://malcolmpk88.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/know-anyone-going-through-a-rough-time/

A Drinking Dream…in Which I Didn’t Drink?

Indeedles, as my oldest son says. I’m used to drinking dreams by this point; they don’t even rattle me. I wake up, yawn and stretch, and think, Well, that was another drinking dream.  And then I get up and go about my day. Drinking dreams used to scare the bejebus out of me, and sometimes I […]

https://recovery102.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/a-drinking-dream-in-which-i-didnt-drink/