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Category Archives: Alcohol

The Financial Toll of Addiction

All addictions wreak havoc on the addicted person and on everyone who is close to them. The physical toll is often obvious. People lose weight, become ill, and develop all manner of physical problems. Families are wracked with worry. People close to the addicted person can develop anxiety and depression. The financial toll of addiction…

Relationships in Sobriety

The topic of relationships in sobriety and recovery inevitably comes up. At what point are we ready to get involved in a relationship which is by its nature extremely complicated and emotionally weighted? After all, one of the primary goals of recovery is to avoid complications and emotional weight. And are we able to fully…

How Obsession and Compulsion Drive Addiction: Part Two

This is part two of a two-part series about obsession and compulsion. In part one of this series, we told you that obsession and compulsion drive addiction. We also talked about obsession. Now, let’s talk about compulsion. Obsessive Thoughts Eventually Lead To Compulsive Action Compulsion is defined as “an irresistible urge to behave in a…

Obsession and Compulsion – The Driving Forces Behind Addiction

This is part one of a two-part series about how obsession and compulsion drive addiction. Addiction Leaves You Feeling Powerless When you are addicted to substances or behaviors, you are often completely baffled by the choices you make in pursuit of your addiction. Strangely enough – they don’t feel like choices. When you are hooked…

Predisposition to Addiction

The conventional thinking on addiction states that people begin using a highly addictive substance until it takes over their will to choose. Addiction is dependent on the substance, whether it be alcohol or some other drug or even an activity like sex or gambling. This seems to just stand to reason. That some people seem…