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 […]

Avoiding relapse in addiction recovery

Avoiding relapse in addiction recovery

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When we think of avoiding relapse in addiction recovery, some of us might picture a cliff.  Once we step over the edge of that cliff, we may think there’s no turning back – there are no lifesaving vines to grab.  But that’s simply not the case. Relapse is not unusual in recovery from chemical dependency, […]

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 […]

willingness in recovery

Developing willingness in recovery

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Treating Addiction as a quest for wholeness Call Now 082-442-4779 or email info@pathwaysplettrehab.co.za Willingness in recovery from Drug Addiction Openness and willingness in recovery, along with Honesty are said to be prerequisites or foundations of 12 Step recovery. And of course we need to develop a relationship to a Higher Power of our own understanding. […]

addiction and acceptance

Learning acceptance in addiction

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Acceptance: accepting self and others If you’ve just begun your journey, your recovery is a brand new beginning for you. Your time at Pathways, or in your own recovery, is now your time for you. For building a new you. One that is fear from obsession and addiction. Acceptance in addiction and life for that […]

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Is addiction a learning disorder?

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Call Now 082-442-4779 Is addiction actually a kind of learning disorder? Maia Szalavitz in her book about addiction as a learning disorder, argues here that, fundamentally, addiction is a learning disorder. She is by no means the first to make this call. One just needs to Google the hypothesis and a ton of useful information […]

mindfulness

The Mindfulness Vocabulary

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THOUGHTS FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY Have you ever mentioned the word meditation or mindfulness to a prospective drug or alcohol addiction rehab client, friend or soulmate, only to be greeted by a panicked expression or negative response? There are a great many people not yet in addiction treatment who would benefit from a mindfulness practice for […]

addiction and the brain

ADDICTION AND THE BRAIN

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Understanding addiction and the brain Many people do not understand why people become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and many characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief about addiction and […]