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Finding A Higher Power

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It’s common, and often times necessary, for people on the journey of addiction recovery to desire a connection with a higher power. Sometimes, simply strengthening and refining our relationship to the house of worship from our upbringing can fulfill our need for connection with a higher power. In addition to rehabilitation treatment and support received …

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Addict, Sociopath or Both?

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A person in the grip of addiction may display several features which closely mirror that of a sociopath.  However, without achieving abstinence first, it may be hard to sort out whether or not the condition is primary or symptomatic of addiction.  Persistent and sometimes complex dishonesty is one of the primary features of the condition.  …

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Core Issues

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The average approach to substance abuse treatment for the past several decades has been a crash course on the 12 steps. There is no doubt that the 12 steps provided a much needed solution to issues related to alcoholism, however AA’s stated intention was not to discount or deny the importance of treating core issues …

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Eating Disorders & Trauma

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It is often indicated that a large percentage of the people who suffer from eating disorders have also experienced some form of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Such trauma may come in the form of neglect, emotional invalidation, accidents or direct physical attacks, such as rape and sexual assault. It may be noted, however, that …

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Opiate Addiction Treatment

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Upwards of 2 million people are currently in the grip of opiate addiction and more than 12 million Americans admit to abusing opiates. Roughly every 19 minutes, someone dies from a prescription painkiller overdose. The number of painkiller overdose deaths now exceeds the number of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. There is just so …

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The Dry Drunk

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Long-term recovery requires some of the most diligent work of our lives. In addition to not picking up a drink or a drug, we regularly make efforts to improve ourselves. This can seem like a daunting task. One must have faith that if he or she sticks with their program of recovery, they will find …

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