Addiction Recovery

Character Defects & Character Defenses

Character Defects & Character Defenses

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Overcoming addiction is a perpetual journey requiring honest self-reflection and acknowledgment of character flaws, or "defenses," to foster personal growth and transformation.

Character Defects & Character Defenses

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Overcoming addiction is a perpetual journey requiring honest self-reflection and acknowledgment of character flaws, or "defenses," to foster personal growth and transformation.

What Constitutes Addiction

What Constitutes Addiction

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Chapter Summary: Addiction encompasses any repetitive behavior that harms our mental and physical well-being or negatively impacts the world around us, often arising from chronic anxiety and maladaptive coping mechanisms.

What Constitutes Addiction

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Chapter Summary: Addiction encompasses any repetitive behavior that harms our mental and physical well-being or negatively impacts the world around us, often arising from chronic anxiety and maladaptive coping mechanisms.

Writing Assignments

Writing Assignments

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Chapter Summary: Reflect on your experiences with addiction and childhood trauma, identify patterns and parallels with the essay's discussion on addiction, consider how the concepts of recovery and self-awareness apply...

Writing Assignments

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Chapter Summary: Reflect on your experiences with addiction and childhood trauma, identify patterns and parallels with the essay's discussion on addiction, consider how the concepts of recovery and self-awareness apply...

Understanding the Spectrum of Addictions

Understanding the Spectrum of Addictions

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This chapter explores the distinction between "dangerous addictions," such as drug and alcohol abuse, which have immediate and severe impacts on health and behavior, and "subtle addictions," like workaholism and...

Understanding the Spectrum of Addictions

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This chapter explores the distinction between "dangerous addictions," such as drug and alcohol abuse, which have immediate and severe impacts on health and behavior, and "subtle addictions," like workaholism and...

Why Are There Addictions

Why Are There Addictions

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Chapter Summary: The root of addiction lies in historical negative patterns passed down through generations, compounded by environmental traumas, genetic predispositions, and maladaptive behaviors formed in response to chronic anxiety...

Why Are There Addictions

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Chapter Summary: The root of addiction lies in historical negative patterns passed down through generations, compounded by environmental traumas, genetic predispositions, and maladaptive behaviors formed in response to chronic anxiety...

Willingness

Willingness

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Becoming willing to address personal challenges and make positive changes begins with recognizing the need for change, fostering self-awareness and introspection, and engaging in honest dialogues, supported by practical exercises...

Willingness

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Becoming willing to address personal challenges and make positive changes begins with recognizing the need for change, fostering self-awareness and introspection, and engaging in honest dialogues, supported by practical exercises...