Category: Codependency

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Addiction recovery’s low, low admission price: Own your $#1+!

Admission. Great noun. It means two related things when it comes to addiction recovery:  A) The right to enter, and B) a voluntary acknowledgment/concession of a fact or truth. There is no A) without B) in our family. Caveat: Most…

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An addiction is anything you have to hide

A many-faceted challenge for families, interventionists, and other addiction pros alike is defining an addiction. We have textbook definitions. We have tests. But when it comes down to addressing the addiction with an addict in denial that he or she…

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Dime-store addiction doctoring in the weed and web era

  Addiction treatment professionals are forever up against clients who ‘heard’ things from friends or at the tables in self-help groups or read on the internet. Here are a few of the more common: I can smoke weed: I’m alcoholic/heroin…

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Alcopocalypse Now: Six signs the next 10 yrs. for alcohol biz will be like the last 20 for tobacco

Don’t be alarmed: A second-coming of Prohibition isn’t on the horizon, and alcohol manufacturers will remain profitable just as Big Tobacco remains solvent. America is driven by freedom to make choices, even when they’re unanimously unhealthy, and alcohol won’t stop…

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Free Alcohology app 2.0 released for those questioning alcohol use

The updated Alcohology app version 2.0 is free, and ad-free, effective Jan. 21, 2016. The Android app includes 70 video vignettes supporting the fact that sobriety is a better thing to have than to lack. Alcohology looks at alcohol’s role…

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Six sobriety-saving tips for holiday season celebrating

Here are six field-tested tactics for handling the holidays sober, and it doesn’t matter if it is the first or your 10th alcohol-free holiday. (Read the transcript or share the YouTube video today) 1) Find sober celebrations. Not as rare as you might think.…

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Claims of alcohol health benefits jump the shark

  (Share the YouTube video for episode #66 or read the entire article) Common sense dictates that a toxic drug and known carcinogen cannot have evidence-based health-improving properties any more than a tree full of elves actually painted little fudge stripes…

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Addiction and the Family

To the mothers, the fathers, the sisters, and the brothers my heart bleeds for you! When you find out that a family member suffers from addiction, you are about to go on a roller-coaster ride through Hell and hopelessness that…

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Codependence – When You’re Addicted to an Addict

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people” — Virginia Woolf   “Gwen” was a well-liked, sympathetic mom who was dealt a hard lot in life. Her husband, “Jack,” was a drunk.…

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