Monthly Archives: January 2013

8 Keys to Overcoming Addiction: #5 is to Stop Enabling Addiction

By |2018-11-03T13:09:05+00:00January 31st, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

The people who love and care for those with addictions are constantly placed in the difficult position of deciding how to act. Do you challenge the alcoholic or addict to get help? Do you refuse to help them until they decide to seek treatment? Do you withdraw assistance (money, housing, car, etc.) until they take the [...]

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8 Keys to Overcoming Addiction: #4 is to Seek Effective Treatment

By |2018-10-24T10:23:28+00:00January 24th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

Like any chronic disease, addiction needs to be treated; however, the answers do not lie in quick fixes. Overcoming addiction requires learning the tools, strategies and behaviors that enable someone to manage life without resorting to drugs or alcohol as the easy answer. Help is important, because the addicted person must learn to think, act, and [...]

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8 Keys to Overcoming Addiction: #3 is to Identify & Solve the Factors Contributing to your Addiction

By |2018-10-24T10:24:41+00:00January 17th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

People drink and use drugs for a reason; they want to feel different. For many of them that reason is hazy when they first enter treatment. As they detox and their brains begin to heal, they are able to make the connection between life events and their pattern of drinking or using. They see that there were [...]

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8 Keys to Overcoming Addiction: #2 is to Recognize the Signs of Addiction

By |2018-10-24T10:29:37+00:00January 10th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

The line between substance abuse and addiction is often hard to see until it has been crossed.  An individual may deny they have an addiction until the consequences are overwhelming and undeniable: a lost job, broken relationships, a DUI, financial problems, legal issues, or a serious health condition. The CAGE Test is one way to [...]

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