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What Is Our Greatest Addiction?
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What Is Our Greatest Addiction?

I don’t have an addictive personality. I’ve dabbled in just about everything. I’ve smoked, gambled, tried any number of substances, but I’ve never been hooked on any of them so badly that I couldn’t stop. I consider myself fortunate. But there is one thing that is a total contradiction to what I have just professed. Sex!

7 Signs Your Partner Is A Sex Addict [EXPERT]
Is he doing something he shouldn't be?
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7 Signs Your Partner Is A Sex Addict

If something seems amiss in your sexual relationship with your partner, it's possible that he is compulsively using internet porn or sexual connection with others in a destructive way. There are warning signs you might see if your partner is having a problem with sexually compulsive behavior.

Suffering, Addiction, & A Compassionate Way Out
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Suffering, Addiction, & A Compassionate Way Out

Living in this constantly changing world can feel like being on a roller coaster ride with no end in sight. Just when you think things are settling down, you round the bend and you’re headed up the ramp for another plunge. The first of the four noble truths of Buddhism is the truth of suffering. As much as we don’t want to suffer, don’t like to suffer, try to keep suffering away, it is unavoidable. With the experience of pain, there is a survival reaction that instantly and instinctively commands fight or flight. We feel angry, we feel afraid, we feel pain.

Surviving the Holidays with a Recovering Addict
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Surviving the Holidays with a Recovering Addict

With the holidays approaching it can be very trying on relationships… especially if you are in a relationship with someone making a go at being in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Most holiday gatherings are centered around alcohol and family – two things that are problems for most addicts. Having a roadmap to navigate this time of year is the key to keeping your relationship healthy and supporting your partner through recovery. Here are our Top Five Tools to Surviving the Holidays with a Recovering Addict:

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Are you giving the green light to bad behavior in your relationship?
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Do You Enable Bad Behavior?

There is a way to be lovingly strict. I am referring to the boundaries and limits you set in relationships that send the message that you have needs which deserve to be respected.

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Celebrity Love

Sick of Disick: Why Kourtney Kardashian Should Dump Scott Stat

I thought all the teasers for this week's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians were just going to try to make us think that Scott Disick really started drinking again. They showed him heading off to host an event in Las Vegas, and sitting poolside asking, "What do you expect from me, it's Vegas?" I expected them to just be trying to trick us into believing that after almost a year of sobriety, he actually fell off the wagon. But fall he did.

Amy Winehouse
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Could Amy Winehouse Have Been Saved? The Power Of Addiction

When the tragic news of Amy Winehouse’s death was announced, her family, friends, fellow artists, and fans were all devastated. Although the cause of her death has not officially been confirmed, most assume she lost her life as a result of her tumultuous history with drugs and alcohol. It's highly possible that this young talent lost her life due to addiction. It's critical that those suffering from addiction, or know someone who is, understand the seriousness of the affliction in order to inspire and facilitate recovery.

Not Feeling Like Yourself?
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Not Feeling Like Yourself?

Life is meant to be enjoyed and we are meant to feel good! But somehow, it seems for many of us, our standard of living is stuck on “good enough” or “the best we can hope for.” In our fast-paced, modern culture, we suffer from Low Expectation Syndrome regarding what our life can be and the energy and mood we are capable of feeling. When did we decide that it is too much to expect to feel good all the time? We have accepted a life full of false moods, false energy, false appetite, and false weight….a false life!

Addiction Treatment: A Holistic Approach
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Addiction Treatment: A Holistic Approach

ADDICTION TREATMENT: A HOLISTIC APPROACH by D.J. Diebold, CAC, LISAC There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors, such as early childhood trauma, family history and environment. Early childhood trauma includes sexual and/or physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect or abandonment. Mental illnesses that often accompany addiction are learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and a multitude of others. These are known as co-occurring disorders.

Fighting Addiction For Love of My Partner
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Fighting Addiction For Love of My Partner

The storm outside my office defined the storm going inside the lovely lady sitting across from me in my office. Her tears streamed down her face, the pain was etched in her eyes, her plea for help. She said. " I just dont understand it," " I try to be perfect."  " I work so hard." why cant he see all that I do for him?  As I handed her a tissue I asked her, What is the real problem here? Is it you or is it something else? She began to describe her relationship, she said its had its ups and downs like any marriage does.

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Love Buzz

Love Is An Addiction; Breakups Like Withdrawal

Breaking up is definitely hard to do, and researchers now know why that is. It seems that love is comparable to a drug addiction: It activates the parts of the brain associated with motivation, reward and addiction cravings, according to new research from Stony Brook University.