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Moderation in Addiction: Real or Myth?

Moderation in Addiction: Real or Myth?

Addiction recovery ideologies typically advocate total abstinence. But is there another way-moderation? Is it possible for an alcoholic to drink modestly, or the problem gambler to game controllably? It is possible for some people to engage in addictive behaviors and not fall prey to addiction- If one can eat cake sensibly or take his narcotic painkillers as prescribed, then surely others are capable of the same sensibility and control. Why don’t they tell us this … Read entire article »

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The Addiction to Technology

The Addiction to Technology

  In this age of rapid technological advances, it isn’t a surprise that many people spend far too much time on social media as well as on technological novelties such as the iPad or tablets. Potentially more surprising is the fact that people are experiencing symptoms similar to those of drug withdrawals when they are separated from their computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. This is a problem, like addiction in general, that affects people … Read entire article »

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AA The Only Way? Part 2

AA The Only Way? Part 2

  For those who are struggling with 12-Step programs or have not found 12-Step programs useful in their own lives, there are a small number of alternative support systems with varying approaches towards addiction and recovery. LifeRing:  A network of support groups that promotes abstinence and the power of the individual to recover from addiction. LifeRing employs positive social reinforcement through the meeting process which in turn fosters growth and strength that they find is an inextricable … Read entire article »

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