underlying factors

6 Personality Traits Linked to Addiction

By |2018-07-30T13:30:50+00:00September 13th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

Although there is no one set addictive personality type, researchers who study the causes of addiction have found a number of traits that are closely linked to an increased risk of drug or alcohol abuse. 1. Impulsivity Impulsive people are often viewed as fun to be around due to their spontaneous nature, but this personality [...]

Understanding the Causes of Alcoholism: How Genes and Environmental Factors Contribute to Your Personal Addiction Risk

By |2018-10-23T16:17:23+00:00July 9th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

Many of the people who seek alcohol addiction treatment have parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or siblings who've also struggled with alcohol abuse. However, alcoholism isn't inherited in the same way you'd inherit blue eyes and blond hair. Addiction develops as the result of a complex interaction between genes and environmental risk factors. Genes That Affect [...]

Station 1: Addicts face Abandonment & Rejection

By |2018-11-02T16:39:08+00:00April 3rd, 2013|Spiritual Reflections|

In the next several blogs we'll discuss connections between the Stations of the Cross and the stages of addiction. The first Station is about Jesus' condemnation to death; just like many addicts, He felt a sense of abandonment and rejection. Many people have life experiences which cause them to feel abandoned or rejected. These feelings [...]

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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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