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According to a study of 40,000 Americans, it turns out that nearly half of those who experience an addiction find a way to change, without treatment. According to the Recovery Research Institute: 9.1% American adults have resolved a significant alcohol or other drug problem 51% reported alcohol as their primary problem 11% cannabis 10% stimulants … More Not Everyone Needs Treatment for Their Addiction
Scientists estimate that you think 70,000 thoughts each day. No wonder why you feel tired! 70,000 thoughts, yet all that I can get out of my 17 year old is that his day was “fine.” It takes 15 minutes of work to get one word. Getting to the other 69,999 might just drive me nuts… … More Are Your Words Getting in Your Way?
I learned that if I didn’t open up and feel my sadness, I wouldn’t be able to feel anything. Acceptance helped me to find my way out of depression and to find a life that I wanted to live. What if an open door to sadness is an open door to life? Going through depression … More An Open Door to Sadness is an Open Door to Life
Every day I live with a ringing doorbell in my brain. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. No vacation, no raise in my pay check, and no amount of alcohol will take the ringing away. My doctors call it Tinnitus. I call it a pain in the neck, a pain in the ass, … More Your Mind Will Give You Many Reasons You Can’t Do It. So What?
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If you want to let go of something, first you have to hold it. Unless you truly hold, you will never let go. How do you hold something closely, the thing that makes you want to numb-out-tune-out-walk-out… the thing that reminds you of helplessness, that brings back ghostly or ghastly memories? If you want to … More Want to Divorce Your Behavior? First You Have to Marry it!