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Old 11-14-2016, 06:23 AM
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"The opposite of addiction is connection"

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, and I found it very insightful. I'm no expert on overcoming addiction, and I'm really just searching for good advice right now. But this article made a lot of sense to me.

I'm sure it isn't true that ALL addicts had traumatic childhoods or no strong emotional relationships in their lives. But I'd be willing to bet that a good number of us have had some sort of emotional trauma in our relationships with others. My home wasn't violent or abusive, but it was scary and oppressive at times. I remember trying to delay going home and stressing out about having weekend plans to be able to escape my home for a little while. My understanding of what love is has evolved over time, but I left home with very little understanding of what it really was.

Anyway, the article:

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Old 11-14-2016, 08:04 AM
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Illuminate - there's no link in your post -
Here it is.
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

I read the article and it's very good, and gives me a lot to think about.
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I've been liking the information coming out from Johann Harri on this concept. Totally makes sense to me. I've included a few short videos about "Rat Park" in the drug unit I teach in my high school.
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:40 PM
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Illuminate - there's no link in your post -
Here it is.
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

I read the article and it's very good, and gives me a lot to think about.
Oops! My bad lol. Thanks for fixing it.
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