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- Setting boundaries in recovery - 2014-06-08

                                                          Setting boundaries is an essential skill in life, especially for people in recovery. Addicts often grow up in dysfunctional homes, where boundar... more

- Downward spiral of addiction - 2014-06-08

                                                        When people first begin using alcohol or drugs, they may at first experience pleasure and relaxation. It can even seem to some of these individual... more

- Enabling - 2014-06-08

                                                   When family, friends, and associates of a chemically dependent individual allow that individual to continue the addiction to alcohol or drugs, their behavior is calle... more

- Wearing our masks - 2014-06-08

                                                                              I believe all of us wear a mask of some kind that covers varying degrees o... more

- Awakening from co-depency - 2014-06-08

                                                        A time comes in your life when you finally get it . . . when in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the... more

- A Biblical perspective to addiction - 2014-06-08

                                                            Addiction is a manifestation of an identity crisis, a result of a defective belief system and a lack of identity. But changing that belie... more

- Detecting relapse - It's a process not an event - 2014-06-08

                                          Detecting relapse and the various stages of Relapse Relapse is a process, it's not an event. In order to understand relapse prevention you have to understand the stages of relapse. R... more

- Dating in early recovery - 2014-06-08

                                                         Dating in Early Recovery The first few months of recovery from addiction are some of the most difficult. and the need to deal with emotions th... more

- Attitudes and mindsets in recovery - 2014-06-08

                                   Attitudes/mindsets Spiritual fundamentals in recovery                 So what are the common attitudes that we see among the winners in reco... more

- Typical drug abuse identification - 2014-06-08

                                         How can I tell if my child or my friend is using drugs?  Physical signs   Weight loss, pale face, circles under the eyes or red eyes, frequent use of eye drops   Un... more

- Defence mechanisms of the addictive personality - 2014-06-08

  Defense Mechanisms of the Addictive Personality Addicts have an “accounting system” that justifies why they don’t have a problem.  The alcohol/addict will spend the counseling hour telling you why they don’t have an addiction, while the person who struggles with it less is more open to the idea that the... more

- Personality Traits in Addiction - 2014-06-08

                       Personality Traits of Addiction Looking at addiction only from the standpoint of how much we use can keep people in denial.  Addiction affects our brains, our emotional lives and our relational lives.  The following are some traits associated with alc... more

- Checklist of relapse symptoms - 2014-06-08

                                       Checklist of Relapse Symptoms  1. Exhaustion - Allowing oneself to become overly tired; usually associated with work addiction as an excuse for not facing personal frustrations. 2. Dishonesty -... more

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