treating addiction

Treating Addiction

Treating Addiction as a quest for wholeness Call Now 082-442-4779 or email info@pathwaysplettrehab.co.za Why are some behaviours potentially addictive?  This question deserves some explanation.  Remember what most chemically dependent people like to do most, which is “to feel good all the time”. It is their hope and wish that their drug use allows them to feel good or escape, at least momentarily.  Science now tells us something very interesting: we don’t need to use drugs to take drugs.  We are…

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recovery motivation

August Recovery Motivation

Food for thought recovery motivation The idea that people just give up their addiction, and automatically live happily ever after, is a myth. Normally they have tried everything to motivate them to live a normal, successful life emotionally and socially. Normally this motivation is not enough. This is because there will have been a reason why the individual fell into addiction in the first place; that reason will probably still be there when they get sober. The usual motivation for…

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What is enabling

WHAT IS ENABLING?

WHEN HELPING BECOMES HARMFUL         “Enabling an addict can be a difficult habit to break. For the addict to realize the consequences of their behavior, their loved ones must stop enabling drug abuse. Thus, addiction is a family disease. This is sometimes the only way an addict will ever truly recover” What is enabling? You can hardly be involved with an alcoholic/addict these days without hearing the term ‘enabling’.  What is enabling then and What does this mean?  Simply that…

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Cape Drug addiction rehab centre

Addiction treatment services

Addiction treatment services we offer We offer a broad selection of evidenced based and innovative addiction treatment services. Emphasized with modern clinical approaches in order to ensure that all clients receive the most progressive form of therapy designed to suit their particular needs. Addiction treatment services are personally tailored to provide the addicted person with various avenues to ease the discomfort of withdrawal, avoid relapse, and re-establish a lasting connection with themselves, with others, and with a higher power. …

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aa miracle

KNOW YOUR SPIRITUAL SELF

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR SPIRITUAL SELF You have a spiritual self. You would benefit greatly from getting to know your spiritual self. If we reason critically we will find many facets of ourselves that we never know existed, components within ourselves that we haven’t ever explored. Carl Jug called the 12 steps of Alcoholics anonymous a programme in the deflation of ego. If we engaged in psychoanalysis with each other, even on a basic level, we would without doubt find…

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eating disorder rehab centre

Eating Disorder rehab centre

Call Now 082-442-4779 or email info@pathwaysplettrehab.co.za What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are often described as an outward expression of internal emotional pain and confusion. Obsessive thoughts about, and the behaviour associated with, food are maladaptive means of dealing with emotional distress which cannot be expressed in any other satisfactory way. The emotional distress is often to do with a negative perception of self, a feeling of being unable to change “bad” things about oneself: food is used as an…

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addiction and acceptance

Learning acceptance in addiction

Acceptance: accepting self and others If you’ve just begun your journey, your recovery is a brand new beginning for you. Your time at Pathways, or in your own recovery, is now your time for you. For building a new you. One that is fear from obsession and addiction. Acceptance in addiction and life for that matter, is an utter fresh start. People often say that Serenity began when I learned to distinguish between those things that I could change and those I could…

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gambling as an addiction

Honesty in gambling and addiction

INTRODUCTION TO TRUTH I like myself I like myself I like myself…..” What I really want is to be happy with myself. I’ve been doing the Steps and it helps, but I guess maybe my problem is that I’m not really sure who I am yet – A twenty-eight-year-old recovering alcoholic with sixty days in the programme. Honesty in gambling and addiction in a basal must in terms of recovery. Honesty effects our core. It’s what all of us want…

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chunking and addiction

Chunking and addiction

The chunking and addiction effect Habit, and the process of chunking bits of information together possibly have a much larger affect on drug addictions than we may have previously thought. We are inclined to run on automatic. Today we tend to call this mindlessness. Chunking and addiction are interrelated in the fact that both begin, continue and end in mindless pursuits. Why we do what we do is not always as clear as daylight. We start a diet in the…

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guy in the glass

The guy in the glass

The guy in the glass poem The guy in the glass is a remarkable and powerful piece of writing. The Guy In The Glass poem was in fact written in 1934 by American writer Peter ‘Dale’ Wimbrow (1895-1954). It was first published in The American Magazine in May that year. Wimbrow submitted the poem in response to the magazine’s request for its readers to send answers to an 18 year-old man’s question as to , “…why an ambitious young man should be…

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