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Gambling Addiction is Real

By: Catherine Townsend-Lyon   “It’s hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you’re on a losing one.” ― Cara Bertoia   I Was Gambling with My Life and Mental Health   My recovery journey started again in 2006. I woke up in a hospital as the result […]

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What Prevents You from Changing?

For many addicts and alcoholics coming to terms with the puzzle of addiction – knowing they need to change and doing the complete opposite is frustrating and scary. However, the good news is that the barriers and objections are within you and that means you have the ability to change them. It’s just a matter of isolating them, examining them and then changing what doesn’t work or fit anymore.

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Recovery Fears: Still Sitting on the Fence?

It’s amusing to me that ‘author unknown’ means it could be any of us. And in this case, I think it’s all of us in early recovery. We’re scared of staying in our addiction and scared of the unknown called recovery. What happens to many people is that they’re on the fence. Unfortunately, as my mentor told me, “All you get by sitting on the fence is splinters in your ass.”

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Ambivalence: It is Time-Consuming and Not Getting You Anywhere

Ambivalence or of two minds happens when a person has both positive and negative feelings about someone or something and is struggling with deciding which option has more merit.

You’ll know you are ambivalent if you think conflicting thoughts about something, or hear yourself talking about a subject and then qualify it with a “but….”, “however…..”, or “on the other hand I think or feel……”.

Recovery: It's Overcoming Barriers and Obstacles Marilyn L. Davis From Addict 2 Advocate

Recovery: It’s Overcoming Barriers and Obstacles

One of the most important aspects of the recovery process is that you do not have to have all of the answers to your problems. A common statistic is that 1 in 10 Americans are in recovery. That equates to 23 million people who have found solutions and in many cases, are willing to share their suggestions and directions with the rest of us. For any other problem, we typically Google our search. For recovery, it’s no different.