Reflect when summarizing Step 4 of Alcoholics Anonymous: In addiction you were probably lost, enmeshed in all of these things above, and much more. Lost in a dream, that probably was so painful you didn’t want to truly feel emotions anymore?
Family Suffering Over the past few decades, experts have increasingly recognized that addiction is a primary, progressive and chronic disease that, if unchecked, can be fatal. This is when When Addicts Kill Families. Many have failed, though, to realise that those closest to the addict, primarily the family, generally suffer psychological damage and often become […]
Adult Children of Alcoholics Knowing only that I was affected by alcoholism, I began my recovery, sometimes in Al-Anon, sometimes in The 12 Steps of Adult Children of Alcoholics. For a long time, there was this nagging awareness that once I had dealt with the problem of the moment, I would have to deal with […]
A hundred million people can’t be wrong? Love them or hate them, 12 step addiction treatment is bigger than any other program out there. The success rates are fairly low, but on the flip side seem higher than any other recovery or sober living program out there. Many people say they have tried the steps […]
Self-sabotage in addiction treatment is like a grenade that suddenly and unexpectedly explodes — pushing us away from our deepest wants and desires. However, there are no excuses, because we are the ones who consciously control the movement of the pin. It’s, therefore, up to us to make the decision that we will no longer […]
How to heal Eating Disorders If you want to know how to heal eating disorders then you’d better know exactly what an eating disorder is. People with the most severe eating disorders often don’t know, deny outright or are unaware of what they have. Many people cross addict from drugs, pills or alcohol or even […]
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 […]
22 Signs of Codependency will help you understand if you or a loved one suffers from codependency issues. The main consequence of codependency is that codependents, busy taking care of others, forget to take care of themselves, resulting in a disturbance of identity development.
We often speak of honesty in addiction treatment. The masks of addiction that people wear, are almost always evident on the faces of those who seek out rehabilitation programs for addictions. Somewhere along the line people have not only become addicted to food, substances or anything else, but they have also become addicted to their […]
It’s very important that you get to love your addiction treatment experience. Not tough it through. Not slog on and grin and bear it. But LOVE IT. And, why not.