addiction and denial

8 Keys to Overcoming Addiction: #7 is Avoid Assuming you are Stronger than Everyone Else

By |2018-11-02T10:23:46+00:00February 18th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

One of the principle causes of relapse is thinking that you don’t need help, or that you can manage recovery on your own. We hear lots of people say: I understand how to manage my recovery. I don’t need a counselor or a sponsor.” Relapse begins the moment a person in recovery thinks they can [...]

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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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Addiction Recovery Demands that you Avoid Shortcuts

By |2018-10-24T10:41:23+00:00November 27th, 2012|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

A popular TV star was recently interviewed about her decision to have radical surgery when doctors detected the early stages of a life-threatening disease. After answering several questions on the same topic, she became increasingly frustrated and interrupted the interviewer; “Why does everyone want to always take the easy road,” she asked.  “Life is not [...]

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Addiction: We are all in Denial

By |2018-10-24T10:43:10+00:00October 24th, 2012|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Addiction is a strange disease.  There is no swelling, no bleeding, no obvious signs that prove a sickness dwells within.  Its presence can be masked for years and the behavior it encourages blamed upon a hundred other sources. No other disease is known by three universal symptoms that manifest in virtually every sufferer, yet cannot [...]

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