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Your addict

Posted 10-20-2013 at 08:22 PM by pravchaw

NOT ONE [email protected]@@ING THING YOU DO IS GOING TO CHANGE YOUR ADDICT.
Sorry guys, but that is the bitter, honest, complete and total truth.
Force them into all the rehabs you can pay for. You are wasting your money.
Give them all the rules you want. They will ignore them.
Give them all the support they can use. It will make no difference.
Trust them all you want, they will rip you off over and over.
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Advise for Newbie Parents of addicted teens & young Adults

Posted 10-05-2013 at 01:08 PM by pravchaw
Updated 10-05-2013 at 01:38 PM by pravchaw

This is an ongoing list of advise I have received on SR and otherwise on the internet for parents who have only recently discovered the addiction of their child which I have found very impactful.
[LIST=1][*]Talk to them. Stay Calm. Don't shame or blame. Establish boundaries. And allow them to feel the full force of the consequences of their use (legal, school, etc.) without protecting them. [URL="http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/friends-family-substance-abusers/309712-one-piece-advise-you-would-give-newbie-parent-addicted-child.html#post4220953"](kindeyes)[/URL]...
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Addiction is a loss of self.

Posted 09-11-2013 at 01:43 PM by pravchaw

Addiction is a loss of self, and the recovery of self is a transformative process. Recovery offers the individual the freedom to rediscover his identity and in time a real and authentic human being will emerge.
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emotional algebra

Posted 08-24-2013 at 05:12 PM by pravchaw

Men are disturbed not by things that happen but by their opinion of things that happen. (Epictetus)

Events + Beliefs = Emotions

The variable in the formula is your belief.

You can change your belief.

We cannot (usually) control the events in our lives, but we can choose to believe whatever we wish. Once we change our belief we can change out emotional response to the events.
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7 Truths About My Addicted Son

Posted 08-18-2013 at 09:29 AM by pravchaw
Updated 08-18-2013 at 10:32 AM by pravchaw

[url=http://intervene.drugfree.org/2009/11/7-truths-about-my-addict-that-took-5-years-to-learn/]7 Truths for Parents of an Addict, A Child with a Drug Addiction | INTERVENE: A Community for Parents[/url]
[LIST=1][*]Take a close look at ourselves. Are we enablers.
[I]Are we smoothing things over so our loved one is not bearing the full brunt of his addiction? Are we doing things for him which he can and should do for himself. Are we providing him resources so that he can misuse?[/I][*]We...
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