Archive for June, 2008
CHAOS: The state of recovery information
How can we arrive at a common vocabulary for discussing addiction? Rather than categories and sub-categories, I’ve decided to keep it simple. Addiction engages the mind, the body and the spirit.
Why the body?
Addiction is a physical disease. We’ll discuss the ways that the body is predisposed to addictive behavior and the ways that we can bodily recover from addiction. Understanding the physiology, anatomy and chemistry behind addiction can help us know what we’re up against. Exploring physical treatments provides us with treatment options. Read on for more.
Why the mind?
Psychology – the science of mental processes and behavior – is essential to recovery. If it’s true that “you become what you think”, changing our thought patterns for the better indicates growth. This section is dedicated to learning more about the way the mental part of ourselves function and how our heads relate to/create our lives.
Why the spirit?
Simply, because we can’t do recovery from any addiction alone. This section explores our soul natures and the infinite expressions of our relationship with the divine. Often the most difficult to grasp, we’ll look into the void and feels what’s out there.