Detachment means freedom from emotion. Many people in recovery from addiction, co-dependency, alcoholism and gambling have problems adjusting to life free of emotional entanglements. This article may help. Letting someone else’s behavior determine how we feel at every turn is irresponsible. Our emotions should be determined by us, not by someone else. But no doubt …∞
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How an informal society has altered a recovery process in accordance with the special needs of problem gamblers This paper discusses how Gamblers Anonymous (GA) members approach the 12 Steps of recovery, originally advanced by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a spiritual solution to alcoholism. GA’s approach finds unique expression in its fourth step, which in …∞
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Symptoms of a Wounded Spirituality The relationship within our ‘self’ of body, mind and emotions shapes our ability to relate to other people, and to the spiritual power in the universe. Depression, addictions, compulsive behaviour and low self-esteem are but symptoms, signs of a broken relationship within our ‘self’. They are symptoms of a ‘wounded …∞
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These tips may help you meet your mate. A new Relationship through Love Online. Improve your sexuality and you’re ready to meet someone new. So what do you do? For many people in recovery from co-dependency, addiction, alcoholism and gambling online dating has become an acceptable and popular alternative. One of the advantages of online …∞
Sometimes people want to deny their anger because they fear it–they fear that they’ll unleash a torrent of rage.
Experts say men score higher in libido, while women’s sex drive is more “fluid.” People in recovery from addiction, compulsive gambling, alcoholism or co-dependency may be unsure of what sex drive is normal or acceptable. This article may help answer some questions about libido. Birds do it, bees do it, and men do it …∞
Switching Addictions is quite common for people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction or co-dependency. This article may help identify a form of ‘stinking thinking’ that may result. The Internet is a wonderful tool for communication. However, it can become an escape from reality that has the appearance of safety, intimacy and anonymity. Use of the …∞
Most alcoholics, addicts, gamblers and co-dependents know the frustration of repetitive failure to reach their recovery goals. Consider one man who lived through various setbacks in life over 30 years: Failed in business in 1831 Defeated for the legislature in 1832 Again failed in business in 1834 Sweetheart died in 1835 Had a nervous breakdown …∞
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Speak the languages of love.
Men, heed these possible clues and find cancer early, when it’s more treatable. Alcoholics, addicts and compulsive gamblers may ignore symptoms of cancer while they are practicing their addiction or using to cover symptoms. In recovery these symptoms can become acute or chronic interfering with recovery or leading to a relapse. Experts say that men …∞