When Addicts Kill Families

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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 […]

We admitted we were powerless over the effects of alcoholism or other family dysfunction, that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand God. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understand God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others who still suffer, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. The Twelve Steps are reprinted and adapted from the original Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and are used with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

The 12 Steps of Adult Children of Alcoholics

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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 […]

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12 Step addiction treatment

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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 […]

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Self-sabotage in addiction treatment

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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 […]

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How to heal Eating Disorders

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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 […]

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 […]

22 Signs of Codependency

22 Signs of Codependency

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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.

masks of addiction

Masks of addiction

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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 […]