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Natural recoverers kick addiction without help

February 13, 2012
  • By Christine Junge, Contributor

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February 16, 2012

I’m putting together a blog of hobbies. Someone who is trying to stop an addiction might find it useful for finding a hobby to replace it.

Sara Snow
February 13, 2012

The first step is super important in that typically when an addict withdraws from their addiction triggers, such as an alcoholic no longer frequenting bars or decreasing time spent in social drinking prone scenarios, they can often become lonely and feel a void. Having a new activity, hobby, or means of social engagement to fill that can greatly decrease the urge to relapse simply to re-fill that void.

A number of treatment centers incorporate various “natural” aspects into treatment.

February 13, 2012

I think for many people it is about reconditioning that addiction. For example, getting yourself addicted to Quit Tea and so when you get stressed you think “I want a cup of tea” instead of “I want a cigarette.” It doesn’t take long to break the older addiction with a new one. Exercise is definitely an important part of quitting as well.

March 22, 2012

I recently dseiovcred your blog/website and have genuinely enjoyed reading this and some of the other posts. I thought I would dive out from the shadows and leave my first comment. I’m not certain what to say other than I have enjoyed reading and will continue to visit as frequently as I can.

February 13, 2012

Natural deaddiction can occur when the addiction is superficial and at primary stage. Alcohol deaddiction is harder than tobacco addiction as alcohol withdrawl symptoms like tremours force the person again for addiction.

Cassie Miller
February 13, 2012

This post was really amazing. I hope that more people will have time to read this article and share this to everyone especially for teens and students that are having this kind of problem and help themselves fight this kind of illness. Depression can cause them do things that can even harm themselves.

More tips for inner understanding from this self harm training

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