Entries tagged with “Addiction”
Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.
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.
Knowing how to revive our close loving friendship with God is the key to overcoming any addiction.
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…
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…
Do you have an innocent coffee habit—or an addiction?
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 …
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…
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…
We're a culture of addicts, says Canadian physician Gabor Maté, whose controversial ideas just might heal us all.
How an ancient Buddhist tradition offers a path to complete recovery from addiction
Building a new health consciousness.
A new life begins with a “massive spiritual awakening.”
When a seminary professor takes his course on “art and prayer” to recovering addicts, he gets a lesson in the raw spiritual power of beauty.
An interview with addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen
I bring my spiritual director my latest crises and dilemmas, and we work them through, always with an eye to where the Divine is.
Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler
"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."
When you look at the evidence, spiritual practice may help us break free from the things we wish we didn’t want.
Did shamans pack tobacco leaves into leather pouches only for symbolic reasons?
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.
New science shows that addiction, like other conditions in the brain, can be healed.
Yogi Tommy Rosen uses his practice to help others in recovery.
Trauma affects all the systems of the body, mind, soul and spirit; its treatment must go beyond talk centered therapies.
Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.