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Audio: Magic Potion (part 1)

This is Sober Podcast Episode #182 for my weekly sober podcast series. There is no magic potion. you can spend $100 on vitamins if you like. You can read one book and then be disappointed that it doesn’t solve all of your problems. To be sober, we need to apply an attitude of ‘layers of […]

Socialising is good

Hi everybody, Just dropping in to say hi and tell you that socialising is good. Thank you all for your comments, hugs and wise words. I went out for dinner yesterday with 2 good friends and received some real beautiful … Continue reading ?

Thursday Celebration Roundup

Happy Day 50 to Doodle! Happy Day 50 to Hernoodlyness! Happy Day 50 to Jacci2! Happy Day 50 to Honeybadger! Happy Day 50 to Martha C! Happy Day 50 to SoberSparkles! Happy Day 50 to MrsWooly! Happy Day 100 to PeaceableJ! Happy Day 100 to Mindful Monica! Happy Day 180 to Rachele! Happy Day 180 […]

I’m Solitary Sober… What Kind of Sober are You?

I guess, if I were being honest, I’d have to say I am the kind of person who enjoys being alone in a remote cabin in the woods. I am writing from one now. If you met me, you would not think of me as some solitary, grizzly gal. I shave my legs, I carry on lively […] The post I’m Solitary Sober… What Kind of Sober are You? appeared first on Waking Up The Ghost.

SGR Ep125 - Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson is 18 months sober from a 17 year drug and alcohol addiction. Amanda has multiple arrests, a felony, and has tried treatment multiple times. It took Amanda packing up and moving to Florida to get away from her old environments and start a new life. Show More Summary

Donald Trump and Addictive Behaviors

When the addiction cycle characterizes dysfunctional human behavior.

How Addiction Changes Your Personality

Whether it is with a controversial movie like Requiem for a Dream or a Netflix success like Orange Is the New Black, entertainment has brought substance abuse right into our living rooms and our smartphones. Characters from all backgrounds are consumed by their addictions until they become unrecognizable from who they used to be.  We … Continued

Donald Trump, Addict

Can Donald Trump's doubling down on his bizarre accusations and other tweets be described as addictions? Yes, they demonstrate the functioning of process addictions.

Consumption of 'cannibal drug' in adolescence has prejudicial effects on adulthood

Consumption of the synthetic drug MDPV – a powerful psychostimulant known as ‘cannibal drug’- in adolescence, can increase vulnerability of cocaine addiction during adulthood, according to a study carried out with laboratory animals...

The third goose

Fuckinger karma wheel spinning and spinning. I arrived at work at 7:00, left at 10 ish telling my boss that I was too much in a bad mood to do any good. Yesterday I realised how little confidence the consultants … Continue reading ?

An Open Letter Response to Amanda Knox on Faith-Based Rehab

People are forced to worship God -- a Christian God -- in prisons and throughout the legal system in the guise of receiving mental health and, especially addiction, treatment.

Holistic Healing: Harnessing the Power of Music Therapy

By Justin Greene, Program Coordinator, Adventure-Based Counseling At Mountainside, we believe in helping our clients heal mind, body, spirit. To that end, we combine traditional therapies with evidence-based, holistic treatments. InShow More Summary

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling! (Things Happen, But It’s All Good…)

In The Bahamas they have an expression, “Things happen.” Those two little words seem to sum up the national psyche. They explain away all of life’s travails in the islands. The expression “things happen,” covers everything from the inappropriate behavior on a drunken night, to the irrevocable destruction of  force majeure. Show More Summary

My Meetings in Vancouver -- this one with Tony Robbins

We are forever caught in this dilemma in our psychological theory and practice -- trauma as a lifetime albatross, resilience as our guiding light.

Research reveals how family history can affect your memory of hangovers

People with a family history of alcoholism are already known to be at a greater risk of developing a drinking problem, but new research has found they are also more likely to hold onto the painful memory of hangovers.

Developing and Maintaining Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Healthy recovery begins by developing a relationship with one’s self while remaining abstinent from drugs and alcohol. Through the process of self-discovery in sobriety, there will come the acceptance of a new personal identity, which will lend itself to taking inventory of one’s past behaviors and resentments, and open the door to forgiveness, change, and … Continued

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