Peapod’s Guide to Recovery

Peapod, now ‘retired’, was one of the most prolific and respected bloggers on Wired In To Recovery. (S)he wrote a series of must-read blogs containing important hints to facilitate recovery.

“Just because you got the monkey off your back, doesn’t mean the circus has left town. Maintaining your recovery can be a tough challenge.”

“Just because you got the monkey off your back, doesn’t mean the circus has left town. Maintaining your recovery can be a tough challenge.”

Hints to help recovery
Detox and early abstinent recovery – make it easier!:
Stuffed full with tips for making the transition to abstinent recovery easier. Based on science and experience.

Detoxification: the nuts and the bolts: Why ‘detox-plus’ matters; what you need to consider before you make a decision and what you will want to think about to hugely increase your chances of success.

Opiate detox: methadone or suboxone?: Here is a simple guide to some of the factors you’ll want to think about if you are looking at doing an opiate detox. The key thing is not the drug you choose to detox on, but what goes on around the detox.

Keeping the monkey off your back: top five tools to sustain recovery: Just because you got the monkey off your back, doesn’t mean the circus has left town. Maintaining your recovery can be a tough challenge.

Five things to make you happier in recovery: A while back I referenced a new initiative called Action for Happiness. They suggested ten keys for happier living. There’s not much to argue about there. I thought, how could you distil, blend and adapt these for recovery?

Five things NOT to do in early recovery:  Some choices and behaviours are more likely than others to trip us up. I’ve gathered five red recovery flags together to highlight potential pitfalls for the unwary.

Five patterns of negative thinking to escape from in recovery: In recovery we need all the help we can get to build resources, resilience and emotional health. Sometimes old patterns of thinking will trip us up. Here are five well recognised thinking traps which we would do well to escape from.

 

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