Self–Medication

noun  self–med·i·ca·tion \-ˌmed-ə-ˈkā-shən\ “Medication of oneself especially without the advice of a physician” In stressful occasions do you turn to alcohol or drugs? “Drowning in your troubles” by turning to a case of beer or bottle of wine on a rare occasion may be innocent. When it becomes a habit is when it’s turned into […]

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Loneliness and Addiction

Loneliness noun \ˈlōn-lē-nəs\ From the outside, someone who is battling alcohol addiction does not seem lonely but rather the “life of the party” each night out, but that is simply a façade. The gnawing feeling of loneliness as alcohol dependence develops, the deeper the disconnect from family and friends. Our basic needs for survival include to […]

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Staying Sober Through Self-Care

Self-Care noun \ˈself \ – \ˈker\ Celebrate your sobriety by taking time for yourself. It is critical to take some quiet time each day for relaxation and meditation. Be mindful of how you feel and others make you feel. Your emotion well-being is crucial to how you live each day. Check in with yourself and see if you […]

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Signs You Should Give Up Alcohol

Binge noun \ˈbinj\ For some, the decision to quit drinking comes after hitting rock bottom. For others, the signs are not so obvious. But just because you haven’t reached the lowest point in your life yet doesn’t mean your drinking isn’t a problem. There are several signs that alcohol is playing a negative role in your life, […]

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Why We Can’t Stop Ourselves

Alcohol noun \ al·co·hol \ˈal-kə-ˌhȯl\ Alcohol is everywhere in our society. It is in restaurants, commercials on television and in print, and billboard advertisements for sporting events. It is hard to avoid seeing it all around us. In a world of “FOMO” (fear of missing out), we don’t want to be left out or miss out on the fun especially when […]

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Moms Who Drink

Drinking verb \ dri*nking\ take (a liquid) into the mouth and swallow Who knew that such a simple definition could hold such meaning, and potential a catastrophic outcome when overused. Parents play a huge role in families but mom’s have a particularly key part. We are attached at the umbilical cord for nine months, so it […]

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Self-Hatred and Addiction

Hatred noun  ha·tred  \ˈhā-trəd\ Often, addiction begins with an urge to smother or suppress evil feelings. You want to feel better. You want to be numb to the problems that plague you. These addictions stem from feelings. When you are struggling with addiction, the easiest thing to do is turn the anger and frustration back on yourself. Looking in the mirror and pointing […]

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Buddhism and Addiction

Buddhism noun  Bud·dhism  \ˈbü-ˌdi-zəm, ˈbu̇-\ There are numerous addiction recovery programs that begin with the wrong mindset, seeing addiction as either a disease to be cured or a problem to fix. An accurate understanding of addiction is crucial for an effective program to address an addiction. Similar to my other blog post covering Shamanism, I would like to delve […]

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Your History and the Roots of Your Addiction

History noun  his·to·ry  \ˈhis-t(ə-)rē\ If you know my history with addiction, which I share on my website, you learned that after using “traditional” rehabilitation and then subsequently relapsing, I tried a different method. My “rehab” the next time around was a whole other experience, as I turned to Depth Hypnosis and began healing on an even deeper […]

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Addiction and the Relationship to the Self

Connection noun  con·nec·tion  \kə-ˈnek-shən\ There has been an ongoing discussion that there is a connection between addiction and an individual’s relationship with the self. More importantly, there has been chatter about the importance of connections with others to avoid the attractiveness of substance addiction. In short, addiction is less about the effects of the nicotine or alcohol, […]

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