Substance Abuse

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When I Feel the Urge, What Can I Do?

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Balance and Integrate

Our minds are oriented toward simplicity and they are quicker to grab onto inner signals that are gross (obvious and intense) rather than fine (subtle and difficult to distinguish). It’s easier to shop than it is to feel inadequate. Likewise, it’s easier to mindlessly flip on the TV than to recognize that we’re longing for […]

Learn to Recognize and Lean Towards Pleasant and Unpleasant Emotions.

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Dissect Your Reactions

Learn to Recognize and Lean Towards Pleasant and Unpleasant Emotions. When you experience one of feeling states that can lead up to your destructive habit, break it down into component parts. A compelling emotional state can seem monolithic, like a chaotic swirl of intensity. Research shows that writing out or verbally describing feelings can help […]

Learn to Respond to Emotions Instead of React.

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Increase Awareness

Recognize when you become reactive and flag the moment Several times a day, we shift in an out of an emotionally reactive frame of mind. Such transitions can be subtle or dramatic, but since they are so integrated into our conscious experience they typically go unnoticed. By catching the shift and registering it in some […]

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