Addiction Recovery Centers Fort Smith AR

In recovery whether it be from alcohol, drugs, sex or food, H.A.L.T. has been used to stand for the feelings Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired. These are important feelings to avoid for the recovering sex addict. Simply put, keep yourself eating regularly, not allowing yourself to get too hungry. Hunger may make you more susceptible to less logical thinking.

Gateway House Inc
3900 North Armour Avenue,
Fort Smith, AR72904
(479) 783-8849
www.harborhealth.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients

Harbour Women's Health consists of a group of OB/Gyn practitioners located on the seacoast. In addition to practicing medicine, we support local programs that lead to overall improved caring for women. We have sought after measures that would best complement overall services. We provide convenient in-office diagnostic tests such as ultrasound and bone density. We offer many outpatient procedures (such as colposcopy, LEEP, and biopsy) in our office, to offer convenience and lower patient costs.

Our providers are dedicated to helping patients through respect for the individual and continue to seek out better options and improved services. We feel it is important to offer conventional medical care and incorporate other modalities where appropriate while maintaining a friendly staff and patient-centered office.

Avoid H.A.L.T. to Recover from Addiction

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Avoid H.A.L.T.

Dr. Doug Weiss - 9/28/2007

In recovery whether it be from alcohol, drugs, sex or food, H.A.L.T. has been used to stand for the feelings Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired. These are important feelings to avoid for the recovering sex addict. Simply put, keep yourself eating regularly, not allowing yourself to get too hungry. Hunger may make you more susceptible to less logical thinking. Some researchers believe that eating certain foods can help you in recovery. A book that discusses this aspect of recovery is Help Yourself, by Joel Robertson published by Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Anger can sneak up on you quickly and put you in an emotional state of, "I'll show her." Which could lead you to rationalize why it might be okay to act out. Some sex addicts have a whole system where they purposely start a fight with their partner, leave, act out and come back later justifying their acting out behavior because they were "Angry." If anger is a problem, be sure to refer to the exercise in 101 Practical Exercises on Anger Work. Anger can be an important piece of managing your recovery.

Lonely is a difficult feeling for the sex addict to handle. Feeling alone can make the sex addict feel vulnerable to want to medicate the feeling by acting out. Having an action plan or an "I will do" list available in your wallet for when you feel lonely may be helpful. Some other suggestions are:

  1. Go to a public place such as a mall or restaurant.
  2. Call someone in the program
  3. Plan ahead to avoid your alone time gaps such as weekends or when your partner may be out of town.
  4. Exercise
  5. Help someone else with a project
  6. Go to a meeting, church or other social gathering.
  7. Pray.
  8. Ask others what they do when they feel this way.

Being "Tired" in your busy, fast paced life, is a familiar feeling. Tiredness can lower your resistance to the point of "who cares." To recover, you need to stay alert. Your sex addiction is a default program that wants to be fully ac...

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