Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction

Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction Treatment

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Heard in a AA meeting: “The problem is Me! The solution is Beyond Me! And the program of action is Let It Be!” “Is the stone heavy? Put it down and rest.” “Rest in just being – rather than doing.” The central affirmative action in Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction Treatment is […]

Different aspects of addiction withdrawal symptoms

Different aspects of addiction withdrawal symptoms

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Withdrawal in addiction treatment recovery Different aspects of addiction withdrawal symptoms can be spotted, usually from a mile away, if you are aware enough of what to look for. Addicted folk, in the throes of relapse are characteristically not themselves in some way shape or form. Their behaviour is an obvious one, so we won’t […]

Romance and Recovery

Romance and Recovery

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Do Romance and recovery in addiction work? As addicts, we often develop dependent personalities and learn to look to the world around us for fulfillment, unable to feel satisfied from within.  Romance and recovery oftentimes go hand in hand. But this can have disastrous effects. I mean just think about it. If you weren’t managing […]

Step 3 of the 12 Steps of Addiction

Thoughts become addictive

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Thoughts as the universal addiction I often tell my clients that attend our retreat center that thoughts become addictive from an early age. We begin to try and solve problems that are unsolvable. We attempt to fulfill normal needs that cannot be fulfilled in an abnormal home. We try and make sense of the unmanageable […]

Meditation and mindfulness in addiction recovery

Meditation and addiction

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MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION AND ADDICTION        For more information on meditation and addiction call Pathways Plett Rehab Centre 0824424779, or email info@pathwaysplettrehab.co.za. Ahead of our next silent retreat, we look at more about what Meditation and addiction is as a subject, and what meditation and addiction both actually represent. Meditation, or “sitting,” needn’t be complex […]

Addiction recovery just for today

Addiction recovery just for today

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Learning to live Just for Today Addiction recovery just for today means living one Day At a Time. One of the best ways to stop worrying and start living is to take things one day at a time. Forget what has happened in the past that you cannot change and don’t worry about what might […]

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August Recovery Motivation

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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 […]

Romance and Recovery

Sex and Love Addicted

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Call Us Now 082-442-4779 Being sex and love addicted Carson McCullers talks us through being sex and love addicted. Being sex and love addicted and obsessed with a person or a relationship, and calling that obsession love, is a phenomenon that is finally being recognized as a pervasive and serious problem. Anne Schaef, in her book Co-dependence: Misunderstood, Mistreated, […]

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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, […]

surrender in addiction treatment

Surrender

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Surrender is a particularly hard thing for an addict to do. For anyone in fact. If we suffer from depression, we so easily take ownership and call it ‘my depression’, my bi-polar, my illness. Letting go of the ‘crutch’ can be harder than one might think. Change is difficult, this we know. Letting go is […]