Personality Traits and Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

Research shows that adult children of alcoholics, or rather children who grew up in an alcoholic home, share similar personality traits in adult life. When used correctly, these traits can be very positive. Turning common personality traits shared by adult children of alcoholics into a resource for growth. 10 common traits of adult children of alcoholics that can be very positive when used correctly. Alcoholism is often referred to as a family disease, as it affects not only the alcoholic but everyone close to them. The home life of an alcoholic family ranges from dysfunctional and erratic to severely abusive, and children within these homes develop personality traits and behaviours based on

Our Top 5 Tips on How to Overcome Anxiety Without Alcohol

Learning to overcome social anxiety without alcohol can be a challenge, especially for those in the early stages of recovery. In the past, you probably turned to drink to get through social events and gatherings. Now that you’re in recovery, it’s important that you learn to live your life without resorting to alcohol. With that in mind, we’ve come up with some useful tips to help you cope in settings where you feel anxious or inadequate. Learning how to overcome social anxiety without alcohol is an important step on the path to recovery. SHAFAHOME takes a closer look at what social anxiety means and offers tips on how to handle interactive situations without relapsing. Learning how to overco

Music Therapy as an Effective Tool in Addiction Recovery

Grab a guitar or write a song — music therapy is proven to help you get and stay sober in addiction recovery.Music is a powerful medium that many of us rely on as a part of our day-to-day experiences. It is no surprise then that music therapy has taken the power of music and applied it in specific ways to facilitate healing and growth. While the benefits of music therapy are wide ranging, it can be a particularly useful tool to help people overcome addictions. What is Music Therapy? Music therapy is the use of music as a tool within a therapeutic relationship to help facilitate physical, emotional, cognitive, and social change and growth. Qualified music therapists design interventions that

Useful Tips to Help You Make It Through Each Day Without Drinking

Avoiding triggers and just getting through the next 24 hours is difficult for all recovering alcoholics and more so for those who have only been clean for a few weeks. Learn how to make it through the day without drinking with the help of our tried and tested tips. Worried about relapse? Finding it hard to cope when you’re in trigger situations? Learn how to make it through the day without drinking with these useful tips from #SHAFAHOME. Don’t let alcohol sneak up on you. Stressful day to day events or common triggers can make it hard to get through each 24-hour period without drinking. When you first stop drinking, you’re only just starting out on the road to sobriety. It’s a long but rewa

Making Amends is More than Just an Apology

Find out the difference between an apology and making amends – and how to properly make amends in addiction recovery. No one is perfect. We, as humans, are all inevitably bound to make mistakes throughout our lives. And these stumbling blocks and errors in judgement often help to mould us. Our characters are built from our experiences both good and bad, and there is no shame in admitting when we are wrong. Making amends is a part of life and it takes a strong person to own up to their mistakes. However, wrongdoings as a result of alcohol or drug addiction cannot be forgiven with a simple “I’m sorry”. Addiction recovery is a long and hard road, as addiction has the ability to warp peoples’ mo

Grieving the loss of addiction

As an addict in recovery, you may not expect to actually grieve for your addiction – but you likely will. And you will be grieving for more than just the drug and the lifestyle it came with. Know what to expect, so you can be better prepared. Grief is not usually associated with a “loss” that is considered positive for someone’s health and wellbeing. We expect to experience grief when faced with the loss of a loved one, after a natural disaster or other tragedy in the community, or with the loss of a job or home. But grieving the loss of addiction when first becoming sober is common and can be easily overlooked. When entering a treatment programme grief for the loss of addiction itself is no

Why Does Addiction Still Carry a Stigma?

we take a look at the reasons why addiction still carries such a large stigma and what we can do to end it. By definition, stigma is “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” And the stigma of addiction is one of the biggest reasons why people suffering from addiction do not seek help. many people around the world still believe that people with addiction are just in fact weak-willed, lazy, or that they simply don’t want to get better. But what about people with heart disease? All of these are diseases that do not have a cure, but when they are caught in time, there are lifestyle changes or in some cases medicines that can allow these people to lead r

Why Problem Gambling is on the Rise Among Elderly Indians

Why Problem Gambling is on the Rise Among Elderly Indians It comes in second worldwide for gambling. And among the many gamblers in India, more than half elderly – highlighting an urgent need for gambling addiction treatment catering to those in our respected aging population. Gambling problems among the elderly could be due in part to the fact that “older adults face later life transitions such as retirement, lack of opportunities to socialize, death of a spouse and friends, and chronic illness, which may lead them to turn to gambling and other behaviors (e.g., drinking) as a distraction from the age-appropriate changes they experience at this time in their lives.” Gambling: A Staple of Ind

Useful Tips to Help You Make It Through Each Day Without Drinking

Avoiding triggers and just getting through the next 24 hours is difficult for all recovering alcoholics and more so for those who have only been clean for a few weeks. Learn how to make it through the day without drinking with the help of our tried and tested tips. Worried about relapse? Finding it hard to cope when you’re in trigger situations? Learn how to make it through the day without drinking with these useful tips from Shafa Home. Don’t let alcohol sneak up on you. Stressful day to day events or common triggers can make it hard to get through each 24-hour period without drinking. When you first stop drinking, you’re only just starting out on the road to sobriety. It’s a long but rewar

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