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ROMANTICIZING YOUR DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE: THE TOP OF THE SLIPPERY SLOPE TO RELAPSE

ROMANTICIZING YOUR DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE: THE TOP OF THE SLIPPERY SLOPE TO RELAPSE

In recovery, romanticizing your drug and alcohol use is a precursor to relapse. Romanticizing is a triggering behavior. It can occur days, weeks or months ahead of the actual use of mind-altering substances. You need to refocus as soon as you start participating in the euphoric recall of your use. There is nothing in that life that you should be thinking back on fondly.Society and media both romanticize and vilify addiction. Movies depict drugs almost as social status, a plaything of the rich and famous. Alternatively, the drug addict is...Read More