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 […]

12 Steps of Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a Blame Game

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When addicts and co-addicts and those with emotional issues (EA) begin to feel the pain that develops over the course of the progression of their perspective illnesses, they will look for something outside of themselves to explain the problems they or others are experiencing. This inclination to blame others represents the core of every addict and co-addict’s DENIAL. We call it Addiction is a Blame Game.

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 […]

How to know if I'm an addict

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 […]

Emotional and Mental Wellness Retreats

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 […]