addiction treatment

Meditation and mindfulness in addiction recovery

Meditation and addiction

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 or esoteric. It is an essential part of recovery from depression, addiction and dis-ease. It is, as the name implies, merely sitting with a few simple guidelines.…

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Addiction recovery just for today

Addiction recovery just for today

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 happen in the future. 99% of the things that you worry about will never occur. Newcomers to recovery are familiar with the advice to live…

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recovery motivation

August Recovery Motivation

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 why the individual fell into addiction in the first place; that reason will probably still be there when they get sober. The usual motivation for…

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being sex and love addicted

Sex and Love Addicted

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, gives us an informative look at what the mental health field calls “co-dependence” (obsessing about an alcoholic or chemically dependent partner). Robin Norwood takes obsessing…

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Addiction Treatment Programme

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, or seeing their irrationality can bear to face it.” Addiction Treatment Affirmation: My alcoholism and addictions make me irrational. Losing control over drinking or drugs…

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surrender in addiction treatment

Surrender

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 a prerequisite to change, something we find our clients often battle with in early recovery. Nevertheless surrender is vitally important to everyone’s process of recovery…

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ego of addiction

Ego of addiction

Ego of addiction Within many addicted people is a scared, lonely, shamed boy or girl who whispers self-defeating thoughts based on a lifetime of negative messages. We constantly compare ourselves to others and feel we don’t measure up. This ends up manifesting in the ego of addiction. These feelings of worthlessness, self-blame, and I-don’t-belong become a central part of our personalities. The ego of addiction we refer to as ‘King Baby’ – a selfish, demanding being – emerges as a…

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POWER THROUGH POWERLESSNESS

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 we may cling to. Often we all have bouts of feeling powerful, confident and energetic. These feelings often fade and dwindle and can be replaced…

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