We have heard that addiction is a “family disease”. But what is a codependent? And what does it mean to be co-dependent? We present introductory ideas of what is means to be addicted to an addict here, and why it is important to seek recovery for co-dependency.
What does codependence have in common with addiction? Lots. More about how codependents get addicted to chaos, addicted to addicts, and struggle with control from Rabbi Shais Taub here.
Evaluate your self esteem after addiction with this simple exercise. Then, start to build your low self esteem by being honest. More on self esteem and addiction here.
How can recovery happen? Yet again, Rabbi Taub helps us understand the “self” in relationship to a Higher Power and helps us prepare for miracles in recovery. Contemplate what it takes to pray for a miracle in addiction recovery here.
Video conferencing with an addiction counselor can be less expensive, more comfortable and more flexible than traditional face-to-face therapy. Consider these and other advantages to working with an addiction counselor from the comfort of your own home.
Get a lesson on respect from a life addiction coach. Learn how to define respect, and who it’s most important to show respect to in recovery. More on what respect is here.
Do you wonder how 12 step groups work for families of drug addicts or alcoholics? Social worker, Nachshon Zohari, describes how support groups can help the wives, husbands and children of addicts or alcoholics. And how you can prepare yourself for 12 step support meetings. More on what to expect from 12 step support groups like Al Anon and how it works here.
What do jumping jacks, a dictionary dive, and a phone call have in common? They are all ways to avoid relapse. Need more relapse prevention ideas? Ten new ideas for how to prevent a relapse here.
Can we classify addiction as an illness of the mind? Has modern psychology developed a way to use counseling to cure addiction? Do medication, electroshock, psychotherapy, and other addiction treatments work on their own to cure addiction? Your feedback is needed on this topic.
Family members of alcoholics often carry a deep, yet unspoken, resentment. Here, we explore how families can improve communication using alcoholism or addiction as a starting point. And how addicts and alcoholics can use family issues to deepen their own recovery. More on the importance of family communication here.