Tagged: addiction

Buddha

Buddhist Recovery Summit

The Buddhist Recovery movement is based on using the Dharma to overcome the suffering arising from addiction. By Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John The Buddhist Recovery Network (BRN) and the Northwest Dharma Association (NWDA) are sponsoring...

Handshake

Psychedelics in Addiction Treatment

Editor’s Note: For decades, brain chemistry has been a growing field of knowledge on many fronts, including addiction treatment. Early work with psychedelics for addiction treatment in the 1950’s and 60’s – in which...

Plant

Life on Life’s Terms

Chapter 30: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Frank M. I stood there on my front lawn in handcuffs, to this day I’m not sure why. I had swallowed about a...

Legal Steps

Principles and the 12 Steps

By Patricia K. I have been sober for a while. I got sober before the development of AA meetings for atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. Even though I do not believe in a god, I...

AA

My Alcohol-Addicted Agnostic-Atheist Recovery Story

Chapter 27: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Thomas B. Hello, I’m Thomas B. and I’m primarily addicted to the liquid legal drug, ethanol, preferably Colt .45 – by the case...

Woman Alcoholic

A Holy Terror of an Alcoholic

Chapter 26: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Cheryl K. A short-lived, yet holy terror of an alcoholic ride commenced when I was arrested, handcuffed, and escorted from High School on...

Butt

The 10 Hardest Drugs to Kick

By Jacqueline Detwiler Originally published in The Fix Many factors determine whether you’ll become addicted to a drug: your genetic makeup, social history, the drugs your friends take, how much money you make. But...

Willenbring

Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research

Foreword by Chris G: This article describes Dr. Willenbring’s history of research, and the clinic he has set up to provide treatment based on the best scientific evidence available – something typically ignored by...

Alkie Cravens

He’s a Real Tool

By Joanne O. I call him “Alkie, Alkie Cravens”. I invented him. And you might say he invented the alcoholic me. He is a cartoon character that I created to personify the physical cravings, automatic...

Yoga Runner Featured

A New High: Physical Exercise and Recovery

By Steph G. I was flying. The fallacy of my belief was revealed the moment I crashed – flying had been falling and I had been too high to notice. I didn’t stop at...

Gabor Mate

Addiction and Suffering – Gabor Maté

Dr. Gabor Maté specializes in the study and treatment of addiction and trauma. He is well known for his firmly held belief in the connection between mind and body health. Dr. Maté’s bestselling books...

Water Lily

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

The treatment protocol targets the very roots of addictive behavior. by Carolyn Gregoire Originally published on November 18, 2015 on The Huffington Post A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments...

Survivors

Survivors of Addiction

This is a review of the book Survivors of Addiction: Narratives of Recovery by Mary Addenbrooke. It was originally published in The Journal of Analytical Psychology, Volume 57, Issue 3, 2012. This is an...

Carl Jung

Jung and the Labyrinth of Addiction

Editor’s Note: Carl Jung had more experience with dealing with and treating addiction, and more of an impact on the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous, than is usually acknowledged and for which he is given credit....