two paths in addiction recovery

Two paths to take in life

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TWO PATHS IN ADDICTION RECOVERY The fine line that can lead us down a path of belief or another of hopelessness can be confusing. One way of living beats the path of life right next to another way. Some beautiful. Some ugly. This parallel path is what was created for each human being as a […]

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Addiction leads you to insanity

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How is it that people who suffer from addiction, just won’t stop. They won’t listen to reason. They simply refuse to be restored to sanity in addiction. They get beaten up in the boxing ring day after day in life. The insanity is that they go back for more each and every morning! Many people with […]

Finding help for self harm and cutting

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Understanding self harm and cutting While self-harm is not an emotional or psychiatric illness in itself, it usually suggests that one is present. Finding Help for self harm and cutting requires working a programme that addresses both the disease of addiction and the problem of self-injurious behaviour. Self-harm can also include less obvious ways of […]

addiction to prescription medication

Addiction to prescription medication

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Living on prescription pills The following story about addiction to prescription medication comes from the Narcotics Anonymous Blue book. This is one woman’s story about addiction to prescription medication is not unique. It happens all the time, and in fact more and more regularly. Living on a farm as a child I felt inferior and […]

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Changing through addiction

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Making changes through addiction Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. — George Bernard Shaw Change is inevitable. Making changes through addiction is also just as inevitable. Staying addicted is not an option. It always ends in death, or a stay in an institution or a hospital. Make […]

The price of enabling your child

WHAT IS ENABLING?

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WHEN HELPING BECOMES HARMFUL         “Enabling an addict can be a difficult habit to break. For the addict to realize the consequences of their behavior, their loved ones must stop enabling drug abuse. Thus, addiction is a family disease. This is sometimes the only way an addict will ever truly recover” What is enabling? You […]

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Practicing Sobriety 

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Call Us Now 082-442-4779 Living Clean When we talk about practicing sobriety and the principles of recovery in all our affairs, the key word is “practice.” We just need to keep trying to apply spiritual principles to our lives, not be able to do it perfectly in every situation. The spiritual benefits we derive from […]

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, […]

GAMBLING ADDICTION REHAB

GAMBLING ADDICTION REHAB

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WHAT IS GAMBLING ADDICTION REHAB ABOUT ? Gambling addiction is a very real problem that ruins lives and families every day. It is a problem that is increasing in nature in South Africa, and worldwide. For a long time people couldn’t understand that gambling was addictive and was on par with drug and substance abuses […]