Category: Recovery

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Recovery issues for men: Part III

Overcoming Stereotypes Recovery challenges old stereotypes about what it means to be male and attempts to answer the question, ‘Who Am I?’ The following is a list of some of those stereotypes: Men Are Tough (Good Will Hunting) www.youtube.com/watch?v… Men…

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Resurrected: Five addiction recovery tips from the original millennial

It isn’t out of reach to consider recovery from addiction as a sort of ‘rebirth’ or ‘resurrection’ of life within the man or woman challenged by substance abuse. No, we didn’t die. Some of us came gruesomely close – a…

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Recovery issues for men: Part II

‘What is appropriately masculine behavior?’ Men are often conditioned to be strong and independent, which makes it difficult for many men to express emotions in healthy ways. The pressure to avoid expressing feelings often contributes to men using alcohol and…

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Recovery issues for men: Part I

No culture is exempt from substance abuse – it is an equal opportunity disease that crosses all cultures, genders and socioeconomic demographics. Researchers have come up with many theories on the origins of addiction, and the devastation that substance abuse…

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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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Preventure: A New Method for an Age Old Problem

I think it is fair to say that majority of the prevention programs that we have implemented on a large scale in this country in order to prevent teenage drug abuse have failed. This is not to say that programs…

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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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Addiction: Getting to the Root

Yesterday I saw an article titled “Pain is the Root of Addiction” but nothing is further from the truth than this and I can’t just sit back and be silent about it. My passion comes from waking up after years…

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Addiction Recovery Coach Lexington Kentucky

Addiction Recovery Coach Lexington Kentucky There is a service called Addiction Recovery Coach Lexington Kentucky. There is a new and exciting way to help those who are afflicted with the deadly disease of addiction, addiction recovery coaching in Lexington. These…

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