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White Knuckles

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

When we awaken from the nightmare that was our active addiction, we are essentially faced with 3 choices; we can go back living in our disease, we can choose the path of recovery, or we can try to remain sober … Read More

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We Are Not Our Disease

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

Although there has been progress in the way that society views those who suffer from the disease of addiction over the past 20 years or so, the fact remains that sufferers of this disease are often characterized in a unidimensional … Read More

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Let’s Talk Triggers

In Addiction, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

Before we get into discussing the various and common triggers within early sobriety, and recovery in general, let’s unpack exactly what a trigger is. A trigger is a person, event, experience, or location that is perceived by the individual which … Read More

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Is Addiction Immoral?

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

Due to the ability to study the etiological factors associated with drug and alcohol addiction, we have come to a deeper understanding that there is a combination of biological/genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors driving the disease. This information ought to … Read More

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Familial Discord and Addiction

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

Addiction is often referred to as a family disease which implies that the suffering addict is not the only one to experience the horrific effects that addiction brings. In certain cases, there may have been issues within the family that … Read More

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Addiction as a Disease: Pros and Cons

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

There has been some debate throughout the recent few decades as to whether or addiction is actually a disease. Due to the genetic factors at play, which constitute nearly 50% of the risk factors that contribute to addiction, as well … Read More