Overcoming Addictions: Mindfulness and Presence

January 12th, 2024|

Mindfulness is a key component of addiction recovery. It can help you regulate emotions, cope with stress, and avoid negative self-talk. It is also useful for avoiding triggers that may cause a relapse. To practice mindfulness, you can begin by setting a goal for yourself.

Overcoming Addictions: Transcending the Ego

December 6th, 2023|

Ego transcendence is the first and foremost task on any spiritual path. In order to transcend the ego, one must start looking at things through an objective lens and find a higher power to believe in. Transcending the Ego, does not mean eliminating the Ego. Our Ego is part of our humanity and serves a purpose. Transcending the Ego involves recognizing the Ego as part of us, but not allowing ourselves to be controlled by that part.

Overcoming Addictions: Adverse Childhood Experiences Impacting Addiction

August 16th, 2023|

Many people who struggle with addiction can trace their problems to childhood traumas and adversities. In most cases, the abuse and neglect they experience as children leads to self-medicating with drugs or alcohol as adults. Abuse, neglect and household dysfunction are known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). It is these experiences that are linked to the onset of addiction in adulthood.

Overcoming Addictions: Social Factors Contributing to Addiction

July 28th, 2023|

Social factors are significant in a person’s life and contribute to addiction. Some of the most notable risk factors include maladaptive peer relationships, unstable family environments and the presence of drug-using friends. On the other hand, protective factors such as strong religious beliefs, school connectedness and grit can discourage drug use.

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