12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery

12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery

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What are the 12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery For Hope instead of desperation (worry, fear). For Faith instead of despair (gloom, depression). For Courage instead of fear (anxiety, dread, panic). For Peace of mind instead of confusion For Self Respect instead of self contempt For Self confidence instead of helpless For The respect of others […]

shame and powerlessness

Shame and powerlessness

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Call Now 082-442-4779 or email info@pathwaysplettrehab.co.za Healing Addiction though Shame and powerlessness Two words that both put people off right there and then, and also attract a huge amount of negative criticism. It’s frequently cited by critics of 12-step groups as a tool used to disempower, or even brainwash, members. And then there is shame. Shame […]

benefits of addiction recovery

The benefits of addiction recovery

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Benefits of addiction recovery may seem obvious at first to some. Others not quite so apparent. Why give up alcohol or drugs some often say? What’s the point? Well, that is answered pretty much here, as we look at the benefits of addiction recovery through what AA calls the promises of recovery. They go as […]

double bind of addiction

The double bind of addiction

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Pathways Drug Addiction Rehab Centre Call Now 082-442-4779 or email info@pathwaysplettrehab.co.za The double bind of addiction is an emotionally distressing dilemma in communication in which an individual (or group) receives two or more conflicting messages, and one message negates the other. This creates a situation in which a successful response to one message results in a failed response to the other […]

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Practicing Sobriety 

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Call Us Now 082-442-4779 Living Clean When we talk about practicing sobriety and the principles of recovery in all our affairs, the key word is “practice.” We just need to keep trying to apply spiritual principles to our lives, not be able to do it perfectly in every situation. The spiritual benefits we derive from […]

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Addiction Treatment Programme

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Addiction Treatment that works AA says that alcoholism, and by extension any drug addiction, addiction or acting out, is fundamentally irrational, mad, a form of insanity characterized by denial.  As the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions used in addiction treatment  puts it, “Few indeed are the practicing alcoholics who have any idea how irrational they are, […]

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Addiction recovery versus abstinence

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ADDICTION RECOVERY A common misconception in the recovery community is not using drugs, drinking alcohol or acting out on behaviors equals recovery. This however is simple abstinence. It is not what we call addiction recovery. It is removing the substance and changing none of the behaviour.  For this statement to make more sense, let’s work […]

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THE PATH TO POWER THROUGH POWERLESSNESS Before we even start, the word power actually means action. It is a verb. Look it up. Gaining the power you need must be coupled with the ability to keep it flowing constantly. This is the key to true power through powerlessness, through letting go of the ideas of control […]

Step 7 addiction recovery

Conscious contact with God

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We must settle for nothing less than excellence in the form of abstinence, happiness and peace and power as we connect, or re-connect and become fully conscious of reality. Step eleven in the big book grabs our attention in this regard.It describes the idea of conscious contact with God according to alcoholics anonymous. Never forget that you […]