Ego defences and addiction treatment

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When we make conflicting demands upon the poor ego, it is understandable if you feel threatened, feel overwhelmed, feel as if it were about to collapse under the weight of it all.  Ego defences and addiction treatment always begin with both denial and blaming. You can almost guarantee an addicted brain will be functioning off […]

Modern and Mindful Addiction Recovery

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Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside, awakens! Carl Jung LOOKING OUTSIDE IS PROJECTION. LOOKING WITHIN IS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE. www.markllockwood.com Psychology Today explains what Modern and Mindful Addiction Recovery is: actively paying attention to the present moment, taking stock of what you’re thinking and feeling, and offering no criticism or judgment. Mindfulness is simply making […]

Can addictions be cured?

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It’s a common fact that most people have said no to the question of “Can addictions be cured?”. It has been said in alcoholics anonymous that is is arrestable, and then treatable over ones life-time. In other words their is no cure, you have to keep getting the treatment. The treatment has been, mostly a […]

What is Spirituality?

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https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8b8du-a5c204 Everybody is talking about it. So what is spirituality really? It is not just a buzz word, but a higher part of ourselves that we can learn to access to lead a more purposeful and meaningful life. Mark L Lockwood helps people heal from addictions, depression and anxiety all over the world through A […]

Daily addiction Recovery Checklist

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WHY WORK A Daily addiction Recovery Checklist – step 10 focuses on daily accountability How Often Should We Take A Personal Inventory? It Works: How and Why of NA tells us that while our goal is to maintain continuous awareness of ourselves throughout each day, it’s very helpful to sit down at the end of each […]

Avoiding relapse in addiction recovery

Avoiding relapse in addiction recovery

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When we think of avoiding relapse in addiction recovery, some of us might picture a cliff.  Once we step over the edge of that cliff, we may think there’s no turning back – there are no lifesaving vines to grab.  But that’s simply not the case. Relapse is not unusual in recovery from chemical dependency, […]

taking the first step in addiction treatment

Taking the first step in addiction treatment

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A “first” of anything is a beginning, and so it is with the steps: The First Step is the beginning of the recovery process. The healing starts here; we can’t go any further until we’ve worked towards taking the first step in addiction treatment. When your life becomes painful and unmanageable enough, you may find […]

Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction

Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction Treatment

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Heard in a AA meeting: “The problem is Me! The solution is Beyond Me! And the program of action is Let It Be!” “Is the stone heavy? Put it down and rest.” “Rest in just being – rather than doing.” The central affirmative action in Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction Treatment is […]

Avoiding relapse in addiction recovery

Emotional Immaturity in Addiction Recovery

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12 Signs of Emotional Immaturity in Recovery The Dangers of Emotional immaturity in addiction recovery are discussed here. Emotional immaturity can be a real stumbling block to building a successful recovery. The dangers of this inability to cope with feelings include: * When people are emotionally immature, they will be far more likely to relapse […]