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1 Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

October 14th, 2008

Can you see and appreciate the frequent irony of messages on church signs? Take a look at these handful of messages that can also be applied to recovery. If we just open our eyes, the messages are all around us!

6 Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

August 15th, 2008

Remember ping pong balls aimed into cups of beer? Losers guzzle. Now eager participants can hook up to Wii and catch a thrill without the buzz. But is this REALLY what 13 year olds should be modeling?

5 Top 10 recovery technologies on the internet

Top 10 recovery technologies on the internet

July 1st, 2008

Find out what a chat, a ticker and tweets have in common.

1 Can body language communicate addiction?

Can body language communicate addiction?

July 1st, 2008

In my experience, yes. But just how do you know that someone is using and abusing drugs or alcohol? Some tell-tale signs: the eyes have it.

1 Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

July 1st, 2008

“There but for the grace of God go I.”

Should we rely on the grace of God or our own works in order to grow closer to a Higher Power? Maybe shifting the paradigm of our old beliefs is a good start. Affirm the goodness of life!

11 CHAOS: The state of recovery information

CHAOS: The state of recovery information

June 29th, 2008

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?

Why the body?

June 29th, 2008

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.

2 Why the mind?

Why the mind?

June 29th, 2008

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.

2 Why the spirit?

Why the spirit?

June 29th, 2008

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.

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