In Step 1 of the 12 Steps of Addiction Treatment, we confront the fact that our attempts to follow the directions of our self-centered ego have been futile. It has led us into insanity, unworkability, suffering.
When addicts and co-addicts and those with emotional issues (EA) begin to feel the pain that develops over the course of the progression of their perspective illnesses, they will look for something outside of themselves to explain the problems they or others are experiencing. This inclination to blame others represents the core of every addict and co-addict’s DENIAL. We call it Addiction is a Blame Game.
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we enter the grieving process, we will go through at least 5 basic stages of grieving the person, the lifestyle and the daily all encompassing compulsions the addiction came with. Here are the 5 Stages of grieving your addiction.
Egocentricity is what people call the ‘King Baby Syndrome’. How does the chemically dependent person, the alcoholic, become King Baby, the consummate egomaniac?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]