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The Many Varities of 12 Step Programs

The Many Varities of 12 Step Programs

  As an addict, it is in my nature to flood my brain’s pleasure centers. After a night of riding the tidal waves, I come to in a pool of spilled bourbon and stale sweat. I begin to feel at home in the deep end, dependent on the bottom feeders. What begins as a problem with benzos and alcohol might grow to include codependency or addictive thrill-seeking behaviors. I begin to associate the desperation of the morning … Read entire article »

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The Systems of Intervention

  Intervention-the act or method of interfering with the outcome or course especially of a condition or process (as to prevent harm or improve functioning).Addictive behavior can develop into an unrelenting source of pain and destruction; generally incapacitating the addict and their loved ones.  Lives are unraveled by addiction and intervention may well be the incentive that moves an individual towards altering their unhealthy ways.  Addressing one’s dependency on unhealthy behaviors is never an easy task, especially when that behavior has morphed into a dangerous habit. Therapeutic intervention in respect to addiction has been around for about 30 years; the initial methodology was designed by Dr. Vernon Johnson of the Johnson Institute in Minneapolis. Today, two main forms of direct intervention exist and are generally used – the Systemic Family Model and … Read entire article »

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Strange Addictions

Strange Addictions

Addiction can come in many forms- alcohol, sex, drugs, gambling, and… toilet paper? Yes some of the strangest addictions are now being showcased on national television. TLC’s My Strange Addiction takes you through the powerful stories of people suffering from extreme and rare addictions such as eating toilet paper, household cleaners, and behavioral addictions as uncommon as sleeping with a hair dryer. The stories of these people suffering from some of the most bizarre and … Read entire article »

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