Step by Step Recovery Blog

7th September 2020
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The Good Chemicals (Part 3) – Serotonin

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter – a type of chemical produced in the brain that helps communicate signals from one area of the brain to another. It […]
31st August 2020
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The Good Chemicals (Part 2) – Oxytocin

Oxytocin is called the ‘love hormone’ because it is thought to be released during hugging, touching and orgasm. Who wouldn’t want to increase oxytocin? One of […]
27th August 2020
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The Good Chemicals (Part 1) – Dopamine

Dopamine Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, essentially a type of molecule that carries signals within our nervous system. Drugs can interact with dopamine and alter the effects […]
24th August 2020
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Resilience in Recovery

Responding to Challenges You might have heard Charles R. Swindoll’s quote – ‘Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.’ […]
21st August 2020
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Reconnect By Disconnecting Virtual Connections

Connected but lonely? When we speak of connection, our immediate thoughts are now associated with our digital access to information and the virtual connections of people. […]
17th August 2020
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Compensative Addiction

Are you compensating for your addiction? One of the most challenging aspect of foregoing a bad habit is not to take up an equally obsessive one. […]