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News from Springs Recovery Connection
March 18, 2020
Why Social Support is Important, especially now.
As anyone who has suffered from addiction can vouch for, having a crippling reliance on substances can stem from feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety. The problem with substances is that they typically only exacerbate these problems in the long run. A developing addiction leads to the addict becoming withdrawn, remote, and emotionally distant.
Do you need to talk to someone in recovery? Feeling isolated? Our recovery coaches are available by phone this week M-F from 9am-4pm. They offer support and recovery resources in the community to anyone who calls.
Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem. (15 minutes)
“For the first time in my life, I decided to tell the truth about my drinking. Even though it was very, very humiliating and embarrassing ... it was also very freeing to be able to talk about who I really was.”