“Turn Negative to Positive”

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positivity
pɒzɪˈtɪvɪti/
noun
 
1.the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude.” pupils draw power from the positivity of their teachers”

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Pursuit of Happiness in Recovery

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happiness

ˈhapɪnəs/
noun
the state of being happy.”she struggled to find happiness in her life”
synonyms:contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness, delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity;

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“Poor Me’s” in Recovery

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“Poor Me’s” in Recovery

Poor Me’s ; Manipulators often play the victim role (“poor me”) by portraying themselves as victims of circumstances or someone else’s behavior in order to gain pity or sympathy or to evoke compassion and thereby get something from someone.
Victim playing – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victim_playing

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“Motivation in Recovery”-The 6 Stages of Change

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motivation
məʊtɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
noun

1.
a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.
“escape can be a strong motivation for travel”
synonyms:
motive, motivating force, incentive, stimulus, stimulation, inspiration, impulse, inducement, incitement, spur, goad, provocation;

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“Letting it Go” in recovery

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“Letting it Go” in recovery;

to stop thinking about or being angry about the past or something that happened in the past:

She finds it hard to let go of a grudge. You need to let the past go and forgive those who have hurt you.

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Hope In Recovery

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hope
həʊp/
noun
1.
a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.
“he looked through her belongings in the hope of coming across some information”
synonyms:
aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, plan, dream, daydream, pipe dream; More
verb
1.
want something to happen or be the case.
“he’s hoping for an offer of compensation”
synonyms:
expect, anticipate, look for, wait for, be hopeful of, pin one’s hopes on,

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“Recovery is Honesty”

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honesty
ˈɒnɪsti/
noun
1.the quality of being honest.
“they spoke with convincing honesty about their fears” synonyms: moral correctness, uprightness, honourableness,honour, integrity, morals, morality, ethics, principle, (high) principles, nobility, righteousness, rectitude, right-mindedness, upstandingness;

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“The Attitude Of Gratitude” in Recovery

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Gratitude
ˈɡratɪtjuːd/
noun
 
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.
 
synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, recognition, acknowledgment, hat tip, credit, regard, respect; 


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The Codependent Family-Life After Treatment

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“The Codependent Family”-Life After Treatment

Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

I decided as part of my blogging series, “Recovery in Addiction Series”, to include a few blogs on the family. It is an undisputed fact that family is directly affected by addiction and in most cases, it is the family that eventually help to motivate change in an addict or at least do their utmost to do so. Families also suffer immense hardship through addiction and it does leave emotional scars in everyone. No one escapes the impact and effects of addiction.

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The Codependent Family-codependency

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“The Codependent Family”-codependency

Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

I decided as part of my blogging series, “Recovery in Addiction Series”, to include a few blogs on the family. It is an undisputed fact that family is directly affected by addiction and in most cases, it is the family that eventually help to motivate change in an addict or at least do their utmost to do so. Families also suffer immense hardship through addiction and it does leave emotional scars in everyone. No one escapes the impact and effects of addiction.

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