Recovering from Addiction: Continuing with CounselingRecuperaci³n de la adicci³n: Continuaci³n de la asesor­a

Recovering from Addiction: Continuing with Counseling

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Working with a counselor will help you decide on the lifestyle changes you want to make. You might also want to start working on things like anger management, problem-solving skills, or assertiveness training.

Be Aware of Your Triggers

Triggers are things that make you want to use again. They can be people you used with or places, things, and events that make you want to use. Stress and feelings like loneliness, anxiety, or depression can also make you want to use again. When you know what your triggers are, you can plan ways to avoid them whenever possible. You can also learn to cope without using.

What are your triggers?

List the people, places, events, or feelings that could make you want to use again:

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Once you admit that you have a substance abuse problem, there are many ways to find help.

  • Contact your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or Human Resources Department.

  • Look in the white pages of your phone book for local chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, or Narcotics Anonymous.

  • Look in the yellow pages of your phone book under one of the following:

    • Alcoholism Information and Treatment Centers

    • Drug Abuse and Addiction Information and Treatment Centers.

  • Contact one of these national groups:

    • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 800-622-2255

    • National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Service 800-662-4357

Date Last Reviewed: 2003-08-14T00:00:00-06:00

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