5 03, 2015

Understanding What Motivates Your Triggers

By |2015-03-05T09:58:30+00:00March 5th, 2015|Addiction, Recovery|0 Comments

One of the keys to recovery is knowing your triggers. Probably the greatest challenge to recovery is the specter of relapse. Crucial to sustainable sobriety is understanding what motivates your unique set of triggers, empowering more effective management of influences that might lead to relapse. Addiction is complicated. It is one of the most pervasive [...]

3 06, 2010

Addiction, Self-responsibility and the Importance of Choice

By |2010-06-03T11:55:42+00:00June 3rd, 2010|Addiction|0 Comments

One of the central facets of addiction is the unwillingness to take responsibility. Without exercising the all-important watershed of self-responsibility, breaking the compulsive cycle that leads to addictive behavior is all but impossible. Systems like AA or the Minnesota Model, which allow the abdication of self-responsibility to The Program, The Meeting, The Sponsor and even [...]

3 03, 2009

The Addicts Dilemma: Rebuilding the Trust of Others

By |2009-03-03T12:05:29+00:00March 3rd, 2009|Addiction, Recovery|0 Comments

One of the more difficult challenges facing those confronted with addiction has to do with the social consequences that they create for themselves by virtue of that addiction. Parents, spouses, employers and significant others are faced with a relationship that engenders a constant potential for relapse and, in the face of that, they tend to [...]

28 06, 2008

Addiction and the Addictive Personality

By |2008-06-28T12:01:31+00:00June 28th, 2008|Addiction|0 Comments

For several years now I have been doing a psycho-educational dialogue with the families and significant others of addicts. It's always gone over quite well and, when you have 150 people in a room and they suddenly discover that they are not alone in their experience, it goes a long way toward consciousness raising, the [...]