Do you Manipulate or Negotiate?

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Recovery Coach Dufflyn Lammers Asks…  Do you manipulate or negotiate and offers advice on how to tell and what to do Negotiating has a tone of “us,” as in, how can “we” find some common ground? […]

Improve Your Recovery – Recovery Strategies

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Improve Your Recovery – Recovery Strategies The US substance abuse department (SAMHSA) defines addiction recovery as ‘a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness and quality of life’ They […]

Let’s Talk About Sex!

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Let’s Talk About Sex! Diagnosing Sex Addiction The first challenge for any addiction professional is how to know when sexual behaviours and pornography use is an addition; when it’s a high sex drive and when […]

The True cost of Taking Drugs

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The true cost of taking drugs Marked increase in young people who have developed depressive and anxiety disorders as a result of drug use 25% of chronic paranoid psychoses is marijuana-induced Young people focus on […]

Sober Abroad – From Mexico With Love

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Sober Abroad – From Mexico With Love by dufflyn1@att.net | Apr 29, 2016 | RECOVERY GIRL – THE BLOG Travelling with anyone is hard enough. But when you are sober, and the other person is […]

Assisting Recovery with Dramatherapy

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Assisting Recovery with Dramatherapy By Simon Marks We do not wear purple kaftans with moon prints, nor do we make sacrificial offerings to another world deity! I recently qualified as a Dramatherapist, after completing a […]

Building Self Esteem

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Building Self esteem Growth in self esteem is an essential element in an addict’s recovery –  Writer Erika Cormier offers four useful approaches to those in early recovery struggling with issues of self esteem. 1.  […]

Letting Go of the Need to Control

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Letting Go of the Need to Control… as easy as 1,2,3 By Chula Goonewardene “I mean no disrespect to those who do, but I do not believe in an omnipotent God-like higher power that can ‘care’ for […]