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why the 12 steps works for so many

Posted by LP User on Thursday, October 25, 2018, In : addiction treatment 
https://www.accsa.co.za/single-post/2018/10/22/12-Step-Therapy

There are many options to start your recovery journey nowadays but the 12 steps still is a powerful program option
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detox safely

Posted by LP User on Thursday, October 25, 2018, In : addiction treatment 
https://www.accsa.co.za/single-post/2018/10/14/Kindling-And-Why-it%E2%80%99s-Dangerous

A strong reminder that detoxing safely from alcohol is essential. Make sure you have medical care.
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Cannabis: long term study reveals claims about usage

Posted by LP User on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, In : addiction treatment 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2782906/The-terrible-truth-cannabis-British-expert-s-devastating-20-year-study-finally-demolishes-claims-smoking-pot-harmless.html

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Remember the ACE study- an explanantion for addiction and other physical health problems?

Posted by LP User on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, In : addiction treatment 
https://acestoohigh.com/2017/05/02/addiction-doc-says-stop-chasing-the-drug-focus-on-aces-people-can-recover/

Its not the drugs we need to focus on, its the ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES.
Read more for a deeper explanation.
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Is Anonymity holding recovery back??

Posted by LP User on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, In : addiction treatment 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/some-with-alcohol-and-drug-disorders-no-longer-want-to-be-anonymous/2015/09/30/8914fe90-6086-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html

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Finding Balance and Sustainability in Addiction Recovery

Posted by LP User on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, In : addiction treatment 
http://treforafrica.com/category/blog/testimonials/

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Helpful recovery shares

Posted by LP User on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : addiction treatment 
www.recoveryspeakers.com

Fantastic resource of actual shares helping you understand and hear other peoples experiences in finding recovery from all addictions/ compulsive behaviours.
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Amphetamines: "tik" and other stimulants

Posted by LP User on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : addiction treatment 
Amphetamines represent a category of drugs known as stimulants and speed up the central nervous system. They act in a similar way as the natural hormone adrenaline would in the body.

Amphetamines include dextroamphetamines (legally manufactured medications) which have been used for hyperactivity, sleeping and eating disorders; and methamphetamines (illegally manufactured substances eg tik.

Short term effects may include: increased alertness and energy, feeling of well-being, increased heart ra...
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Alcohol myths: time is the only way to sober up!

Posted by LP User on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : addiction treatment 
Alcohol Myths

Many people mistakenly believe that taking other liquids (milk), foods, or substances that line the stomach will keep them from suffering the effects of alcohol. Although some things will slow down the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream, nothing can minimize the effects to the body once alcohol has reached the bloodstream. The only cure for intoxication is time. The liver needs from one to two hours (depending on body size) to process the alcohol out of the blood.



If you ...
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Self trust in addiction:

Posted by LP User on Monday, March 3, 2014, In : addiction treatment 
The way to build self-trust, Dr Marc Lewis explained, and get over an addiction is for the addict to begin an internal dialogue with his future self to convince his present self that it can, in fact, live without its addiction. Lewis finished by explaining how he did just that. By writing the simple word 'NO' on a piece of paper and reading it at every moment he had a craving, he gradually started believing that if he could cope a few hours without drugs, then he could cope for a few days and...
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Dr Gabor Mate talks about addiction and power

Posted by LP User on Monday, March 3, 2014, In : addiction treatment 
"Any behavior that gives you temporary relief/ pleasure which causes consequences, but you cant give it up"

Some peoples' brain are more susceptible to liking dopamine (the chemical that is produced after most substances are induced)?
How?
What has happened to these peoples brains (in childhood)?

It is imperative to look at the past environmental factors to understand this: stress, abuse, neglect, emptiness, loss, trauma... brings about the "hook" of dopamine.

People in power often are empty, trau...
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Recovery from Addiction in Festive Season times

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, In : addiction treatment 

If youre newly in recovery (from addiction/codependency) this time of the year can be quite challenging. Many people are on holiday and letting their hair down which often includes partying with alcohol/ drugs. You may find yourself thinking you "could just have one", "it wasnt that bad", "no- one will know" accompanied with feelings of frustration, impatience, envy and tiredness. STOP OBSERVE STEER (S.O.S)
These are high risk thoughts/ feelings due to being exposed to "slippery" dangerous sit...
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Understanding and Overcoming Addictions and Cravings with EFT

Posted by LP User on Saturday, July 13, 2013, In : addiction treatment 

http://www.thetappingsolution.com/eft-articles/understanding-and-overcoming-addictions-and-cravings-with-eft/


Tapping out cravings instead of acting out on your addictions/ compulsive behaviours, can quickly rebalance your nervous system, thereby stopping the craving. Sometimes other distractions are just not enough. Try out some tapping with a qualified EFT ("tapper") and feel the benefits.
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A different approach to addiction treatment

Posted by LP User on Thursday, June 13, 2013, In : addiction treatment 
http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/14422/20130327/personal-story-brought-fresh-perspective-traditional-addiction.htm

American based rehab, acknowledges how 12 steps is not always the way. They offer the following as their treatment approach.

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