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Abusive Relationship Cycle

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A Cycle of Abusive Relationships    I haven’t called the person I last dated, and I just found out she is pregnant. I was abandoned as a newborn. As far as I know, my mother had a problem with alcohol and drug abuse, was very young, and could not care for me.  Ever since I was a child, I have…

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How to Choose the Best Gym

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How to Choose the Best Gym At La Jolla Recovery, we have seen how aside from our programs, living a healthy life by exercising is essential and backed by research. However, is it indispensable for you to join a gym? Before you go shopping, ask yourself this question, this would be the suggestion of a personal trainer. A gym membership…

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict When you care about someone who has an addiction, you may find some of their conduct illogical, unsettling and we know this very well here at La Jolla Recovery. Two ordinary threads you can identify in almost all addictions (alcohol, eating, sex, or drugs) are lies and manipulation from the addict….

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What is Codependency? 

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What is codependency?  Merriam Webster defines it as follows: A psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (such as an addiction to alcohol or heroin). Wikipedia‘s definition:  Codependency is a behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health,…

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Why Do I Get High Before Meeting My Family In the Holidays?

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Why Do I Get High Before Meeting My Family In the Holidays? I feel it’s natural to feel nervous on certain occasions, I mean like going on a date or other circumstances make me feel butterflies in my stomach. Still, there are certain moments when I feel apprehensive and self-conscious even shame, and I start imagining what others are thinking…

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Holidays Are Stressful and Difficult When it Comes To Alcohol And Drug Abuse: Here Is Why

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Holidays Are Stressful and Difficult When it Comes To Alcohol And Drug Abuse: Here Is Why.  Holidays are not invariably cheerful and encouraging and, inconveniently, possibly particular circumstances for those with alcohol and drug abuse disorder. This year, the most challenging for many in recent time, even individuals without identified problems with substance abuse may stumble. While vacations are a basis…

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Emotional & Verbal Abuse in Relationships

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Emotional & Verbal Abuse The first thing that usually comes to mind when we think of abuse is physical abuse, but there is another form that is just as bad, if not worse… and that is emotional abuse. Emotional abuse involves any behavior, verbal or nonverbal, which negatively impacts the emotional well-being of another person.  There are cases of emotional…

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Addicts and Manipulation

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Addicts and Manipulation Anyone who has a close friend or relative who has struggled with a substance use disorder knows all too well about the manipulative ways of a person being controlled by their addiction. These behaviors cause extreme heartache and pain and even have the power to separate families and end marriages. In a relationship that has been damaged…

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