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Entries tagged with “Addiction”

“I’m Turned Off by the Higher Power Language in A.A.”

“The brightness of an incandescent bulb is determined by how many twists are in its filament. Each twist increases the resistance of the wire, which in turn makes the filament heat up more and glow brighter. Likewise, each twisted, broken aspect of our lives can add to our capacity to be a light.”

15 Mantras for Sobriety

Mantras for support on a recovery journey, whether for it is for Dry January or for one day at a time.

4 Healthy Hobbies To Try During Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.

5 Steps to Solving the Opioid Crisis

By paying attention and anticipating pain (tension, need for energy, and so on), people come to “health consciousness” and are less likely to abuse prescription drugs.

Are You a Workaholic? Better Read This

Workaholics are more likely to suffer from anxiety and other disorders.

Awaken to “The Power of Off”

Scary as it is to admit, I once walked by my own children at the end of a workday, offering them just a quick nod on my way to get to my email, and it wasn’t as if I was expecting …

Become Free From Addiction through Spiritual Understanding: Part 1 of 2

Jagad Guru says that all addiction is rooted in misunderstandings about who we are and what we need to be truly happy and fulfilled.

Become Free From Addiction through Spiritual Understanding: Part 2 of 2

Knowing how to revive our close loving friendship with God is the key to overcoming any addiction.

Book Review: Capture

Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental SufferingBy David A. Kessler, MDHarperWaveWho hasn’t wished they could control the anger, grief, and anxiety that lead to actions tha…

Book Review: Rewire

RewireChange Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, and Conquer Self-Destructive BehaviorBy Richard O’ConnorHudson Street PressHabits die hard and science can now tel…

Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

For some addicts, hitting bottom and having a spiritual awakening are the first steps along the path of recovery. That's why Alcoholics Anonymous, the oldest and largest of the twe…

Caffeine: Habit or Hooked?

Do you have an innocent coffee habit—or an addiction?

Caffeine: The Addiction We Share … and Don’t Talk About

Young lovers sit at a sidewalk café and sip espresso between kisses; a group of giggling cheerleaders head for a cooler filled with iced energy drinks; a group of happy kids swing …

Clean

Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest TragedyBy David SheffHOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURTEveryone has a skeleton in the closet. And the United States has an awfully bi…

Create a Safe Place for All Your Emotıons

An Interview with Josh Korda

Freedom from Addiction

If you are sitting around a table in America, enjoying a conversation with 5 friends, chances are that 2 of you are either struggling with your own addiction, or dealing with the a…

Gabor Maté: Why We're a Culture of Addicts

We're a culture of addicts, says Canadian physician Gabor Maté, whose controversial ideas just might heal us all.

Growing the Mind to Heal the Brain

How an ancient Buddhist tradition offers a path to complete recovery from addiction

Healing from Within with Dr. Joel Bennett

Building a new health consciousness.

How Psilocybin Beat My Addictions

A new life begins with a “massive spiritual awakening.”

Moving from Fear to Love

An interview with addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen

Personal Accountability in Chaos

James Hollis and Stephen Kiesling discuss Jung, accountability, and the stories we tell ourselves.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro: “How Can I Be Detached About My Children?”

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

re/VIEW: Perry Farrell

This fascinating discussion with Perry Farrell, the founder of Lollapalooza, covers his career and his spiritual life.

Spirituality and Addictions

"When I’m trying to encourage clients struggling with addiction to attend a 12-step program I often hear 'I don’t get anything out of that' or 'I don’t see how hanging out with a bunch of people talking about how terrible their lives are is supposed to help me.' Notice the self-focus in both objections to getting help."

The Fashions of Our Addictions

Did shamans pack tobacco leaves into leather pouches only for symbolic reasons?

The Real High

My definition of a drug is any substance which alters your senses. I include alcohol and marijuana in addition to hard drugs. The following thoughts are a conversation I fantasize having with some of my friends who practice yoga and meditation and use drugs.

The Science of Integrative Addiction Recovery

New science shows that addiction, like other conditions in the brain, can be healed.

Through Yoga, A Path Beyond 12 Steps

Yogi Tommy Rosen uses his practice to help others in recovery.

Trauma is an Integrative Experience that Requires Integrative Healing

Trauma affects all the systems of the body, mind, soul and spirit; its treatment must go beyond talk centered therapies.

Why Are So Many Adults Today Haunted by Trauma?

Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.

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