Ego defences and addiction treatment

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When we make conflicting demands upon the poor ego, it is understandable if you feel threatened, feel overwhelmed, feel as if it were about to collapse under the weight of it all.  Ego defences and addiction treatment always begin with both denial and blaming. You can almost guarantee an addicted brain will be functioning off […]

Modern and Mindful Addiction Recovery

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Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside, awakens! Carl Jung LOOKING OUTSIDE IS PROJECTION. LOOKING WITHIN IS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE. www.markllockwood.com Psychology Today explains what Modern and Mindful Addiction Recovery is: actively paying attention to the present moment, taking stock of what you’re thinking and feeling, and offering no criticism or judgment. Mindfulness is simply making […]

Daily addiction Recovery Checklist

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WHY WORK A Daily addiction Recovery Checklist – step 10 focuses on daily accountability How Often Should We Take A Personal Inventory? It Works: How and Why of NA tells us that while our goal is to maintain continuous awareness of ourselves throughout each day, it’s very helpful to sit down at the end of each […]

The rewards of addiction recovery

THE REWARDS OF ADDICTION RECOVERY

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12 OF THE REWARDS OF ADDICTION RECOVERY When first entering recovery, many of us find ourselves with a few doubts and reservations. We fear that it might become harder to make friends once we can no longer go to a bar and buy a few rounds. Perhaps we fear that we may lose the friends […]

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 […]

practicing sobriety

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 […]

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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 […]