How Chemical Dependency can affect You?

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

How Chemical Dependency can affect You?

Chemical Dependency is very hard to explain properly in the context of a blog as I could be writing all night, and you reading all night. If you do want further information on Chemical Dependency, I suggest you Google it re are a few links you can look at at the bottom of the page.

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“Character Defects” How many do you have?

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Character Defects How many do you have?

Character Defects are negative ways we think, feel and behave. Whenever I talk about character defects, the first reaction I get is “There is nothing wrong with me!!”, “How dare you, I’m not broken!!!“. Really everyone has character defects or flaws both in and not in addiction and most people function well enough with them, but do you want them?

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Have you suffered from loss in the “emotional roller coaster” of recovery?

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be·reave·ment
[bih- reev-m uhnt]

NOUN
1.
a period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one: The widow had many visitors during her bereavement.
2.
a state of intense grief, as after the loss of a loved one; desolation.
3.
deprivation or loss by force (usually fol. by of): The hurricane left a trail of bereavement of ordinary people.

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Are You playing the “blame game” in Recovery

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blame
[bleym]

VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [BLAMED, BLAM·ING.]

1.to hold responsible; find fault with; censure: I don’t blame you for leaving him.

2.to place the responsibility for (a fault, error, etc.) (usually followed by on): I blame the accident on her.

3.Informal. blast; damn (used as a mild curse): Blame the rotten luck.

NOUN

4.an act of attributing fault; censure; reproof: The judge said he found nothing to justify blame in the accident.

5.responsibility for anything deserving of censure: We must all share the blame for this deplorable condition.

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:

Are You playing the “blame game” in Recovery

 

 

 

When I was in active addiction, I was full of blame.

It was everyone else’s fault, for everything.

My life wasn’t working due to my drinking, but I never blamed the drink for that.

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Change Your “Core beliefs”, change your recovery

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Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, Belief 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’ve decided to cover Core Beliefs as part and apart from beliefs. I am a true believer that Recovery & Life are about moving forward, not dwelling on the past or trying to find out the Why’s & How’s of my life to date. However, Core Beliefs are important to address as they can unlock a lot of cognitive distortions (unhelpful thought patterns) that have become entrenched in us from an early age. This blog is from a lecture I present where I work:

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How to get “Self-Belief” in recovery?

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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:

How to get “Self-Belief” in recovery?

Introduction

What is Belief
What is Self Belief
How will it help me in my recovery
How will it help me in Life
How do I come to believe
How will I feel when I start to believe

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“How Assertive Are You?”

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as·ser·tive
[ uh- sur-tiv]
ADJECTIVE
1.confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic: He is too assertive as a salesman.
2.having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma.

“How Assertive Are You?”

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Assertiveness CAN be learned if practiced on an ongoing basis.

Assertive people stand their ground without being negatively influenced by other people and their beliefs.

Assertive people respect other people, their own thoughts and beliefs.

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Is Your Recovery full of “Angryness”

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an·ger
[ ang-ger]

NOUN
1.a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.
2.Chiefly British Dialect. pain or smart, as of a sore.
3.Obsolete. grief; trouble.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT)
4.to arouse anger or wrath in.
5.Chiefly British Dialect. to cause to smart; inflame.

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

Most people are uncomfortable talking about anger, as it relates to aggression and violence.

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Are You in Recovery?, Do you suffer from Anxiety?

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anx·i·e·ty
[ang- zahy-i-tee]

NOUN [PLURAL ANX·I·E·TIES.]
1.
distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune: He felt anxiety about the possible loss of his job.
2.
earnest but tense desire; eagerness: He had a keen anxiety to succeed in his work.
3.Psychiatry. a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.

Are You in Recovery?, Do you suffer from Anxiety?

 

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Are YOU Ambivalent about YOUR Recovery?

am·biv·a·lence
[am- biv- uh-l uhns]

NOUN
1.uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by the inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things.

2.Psychology. the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.

Ambivalence-Staying Stopped or Relapse

 

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

Well Done!!

Firstly I’d really like to say just how brave you are, if you are in addiction or co-dependent, taking this Massive step into the journey of recovery.

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