Being dependent on others almost comes natural when we are in a state of confusion. We seek others opinions, beliefs, and advice. What others say, if we place them in a position of authority, becomes “The Word.” Unfortunately, the advice and opinion of the other person, is really a form of “approval” that we seek. …∞
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction This, 30-page, full-color booklet explains in layman’s terms how science has revolutionized the understanding of drug addiction as a brain disease that affects behavior. The ‘Science of Addiction’ booklet discusses the reasons people take drugs, why some people become addicted while others do not, how drugs work …∞
When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they’ve had enough, that they’re ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear …∞
Anxiety is experienced by all people, it is a normal reaction to stress, conflict, fear, change, threat, & etc or more usually there is no apparent reason for it to occur. When a person becomes aware, conscious or subconscious, that something is wrong or different, anxiety is triggered. But remember the actual cause may not …∞
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Karen Horney saw neurosis as part of normal life. Specifically, she saw neurosis as an attempt to make life bearable, as a way of “interpersonal control and coping.” This is, of course, what we all strive to do on a day-to-day basis, only most of us seem to be doing alright, while the neurotic seems …∞
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Many people recovering from alcoholism and addiction may have decayed or damaged teeth. Having bad breath or gaps in front is not very sexy. This article may help but one may also consider seeing a dentist. With all the whitening and brightening products available for your teeth, it’s easy to forget that cosmetics aren’t enough …∞
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As stated in our third tradition, the only requirement for membership in Marijuana Anonymous is a desire to stop using marijuana. There is no mention of any other drugs or alcohol. This is to adhere to the “singleness of purpose” concept, but many of us have found that the only way that we can keep …∞
Motorcyclists carrying ‘The (AA) Message’ rumble, pipes roaring, in honouring Big Bruce. The collective rumble of a hundred motorcycles, mounted by riders hell-bent on staying “clean and sober” and spreading the message of sobriety and goodwill, awakened a traditionally sombre setting in West Texas: A Midland funeral. The sight and sound initially perhaps conjured up …∞
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Dual Recovery Anonymous has offered me what I had lost or been unable to find in my sobriety. It offers me believable hope and steps to apply to both my chemical dependency and my psychiatric illnesses. It also offers me a way to heal the emotional and psychic damage that I experienced as a result …∞
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