Court-Ordered Treatment

Court-Ordered Treatment

By some estimates, as many as 60% of people attending drug rehab programs have legal problems as a result of their drug and alcohol use. Many may actually be in court-ordered treatment – when a judge rules that a substance abuser may...
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04/04 2014
Genetics Play a Large Role In Addiction

Genetics Play a Large Role In Addiction

Why do some people become addicted, while others do not? Genetics play a large role in addiction. Studies of identical twins indicate that as much as half of an individual’s risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, or other drugs depends on his...
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04/04 2014
Part Two of Addiction and the Ego

Part Two of Addiction and the Ego

In Part One of this article, we investigated how the ego can be a major roadblock to recovery by making it harder for an addict to realize that they need help, and how it can increase their resistance to seeking help as...
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04/04 2014
Addiction and the Ego

Addiction and the Ego

In psychoanalysis, the ego is the division of the psyche that is conscious; it controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality. It is your ego which also gives you self-pride and self-esteem, which are crucial for happiness...
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04/04 2014
Self-Acceptance and Recovery

Self-Acceptance and Recovery

Pushing against an immovable object is an exercise in frustration, and a big waste of time and energy. Yet most of us do just that in our lives, especially when we refuse to fully accept ourselves as we are – warts and...
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04/04 2014
How to Find Courage in Recovery

How to Find Courage in Recovery

People who are trapped in addiction can suffer greatly. Their obsession with drugs and alcohol can lead to the destruction of everything that used to be the most important to them in their lives. Even while it is usually obvious to the...
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04/04 2014