“Do I Have an Addiction?”

January 18, 2017

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How to Tell If You’re Addicted

Life throws difficult times at us. Whether it’s been a rough day at work or a rough five years, it’s natural to turn to things that we enjoy to help us feel better. But if we’re not careful, we may develop a dependence. When does a feel-good activity cross the line to addiction?

  • You no longer control how much you take or participate in.
  • You try to hide the amount of time you spend on it.
  • You feel withdrawals if you go without it for an extended amount of time.
  • Other activities you used to enjoy become neglected.

The Help You Need

Dr. Daniel Warsaw Minerva of Addiction Exchange in Boulder, Colorado knows how to help you overcome your addiction. Visit www.addictionexchange.com to begin the journey of transforming yourself into the person you want to be.

3 Ways To Relieve Stress When You’re In Recovery

January 5, 2017

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When stress takes over your life, you will find yourself wanting to fall back on old habits. Replace those bad habits with new, good habits. Here are 3 alternate and healthy options for you to relieve the stress you’re carrying around with you.

1.       Exercise

2.       Pamper yourself

3.       Play with your pet

If you try these things and still find yourself struggling, reach out to a therapist. Dr. Daniel Warsaw Minerva of Addiction Exchange in Boulder, Colorado has over 20 years of experience treating addiction. Visit www.addictionexchange.com for a free consultation.