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The Trauma-Addiction Bond

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Our experiences as children may consciously and subconsciously affect how we go through life.  Those of whom are in the addiction spectrum are different to others because we feel a greater amount of sensitivity, especially to trauma, when compared with the norm.  Addicts are sensitive people for the most part.  We may just be born …

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Alcoholics Anonymous

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Participation in Alcoholics Anonymous often brings a sense of connectivity, safety and support. Membership in this community can provide an opportunity for an addict to acquire a substitute self-object, filling an unmet need from infancy and childhood. AA may serve as an omnipotent transitional object, an integral ingredient in helping make the transition from ingesting …

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Addiction & Relationships

Treating Addicted Couples Oceanside

An addiction is a relationship. When someone is addicted to a substance and/or a behavior, that person is in a relationship with their substance or behavior of choice, the same as if they were involved with a person. Further, the relationship with the object of their addiction is the most important relationship in his/her life. …

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How What You Think Affects What You Do

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Lots of attention has been paid to the physical factors that influence addiction such as tolerance and withdrawal effects. Far less attention has been devoted to understanding the psychological influences that get people stuck. Here is a discussion of some of the most common factors that can keep people stuck in addictive behavior. Disturbing, confusing, …

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Unhealthy Eating Habits & Addiction

Malibu Food Addiction Treatment

  Any of us can be affected by unhealthy eating habits.  Making things worse, we must eat to live. While food addiction makes us feel that we live to eat, there are ways to break free from food addiction. The first step is to acknowledge that a problem exists. We also need to understand that …

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Are You A Potential Addict?

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Most people are partial to the odd guilty pleasure, whether it’s a sugary treat or an occasional glass of wine.  Perhaps your secret vice is to peep at Facebook while you’re at work, or maybe you indulge in retail therapy?  Many times it’s probably harmless, but for some people life’s small indulgences can easily escalate …

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