Death of a drinker.

Death of an old friend. It is always sad when somebody passes away but even more so when it is relatively early in life. It is a real shame when addiction is behind death, as it is something that can...

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Our Relationship to Addiction | Steven Slate | TEDxTahoeCity

Our Relationship to Addiction | Steven Slate | TEDxTahoeCityA great Ted Talk by Steven Slate about the reality of problems caused by treatment solutions for addiction. I have followed Steven Slate since I read his intelligent contributions to the...

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Maia Szalavitz about addiction treatment

An interesting piece by Maia Szalavitz about addiction treatment in USA in the GuardianThe surgeon general’s new report, Facing Addiction, is chock full of statistics intended to startle people into action. One in seven Americans will experience a problem with...

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Your Addiction Primer on Mindfulness and Loving Kindness By Stanton Peele

I'm really happy that Stanton Peele has written a piece for my site about Loving Kindness. Stanton Peele's books have really helped me, including his newest one (with Ilse Thompson, whose work I also know and respect), Recover! An Empowering...

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Lifton’s Eight Criteria of Thought Reform and AA.

Does AA use thought control and fit the Lifton’s Eight Criteria of Thought Reform. On the latest podcast that I have done with Jon Stewart who blogs at https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com we discuss the idea of thought control or thought reform, being...

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Podcast and post for people giving up Alcohol for New Year

Happy New year 2016. I thought I would add something to the site for those who are still struggling with Alcoholism and who are trying to stop drinking alcohol. It is New Years Day, and many attempt to make stopping...

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Jaco – The Film

Last night I watched the amazing documentary "Jaco" by Metallica Bassist, Robert Trujillo about the life of Jaco Pastorius, who changed the way bass was played. I am a similar age to Robert and saw Jaco live a couple of...

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Step 2 and 3 of Alcoholics Anonymous discussion.

Here is another podcast about recovering from alcoholism. This one talks about the good and bad side of Step Two and Three of AA and is the second of a series of discussions with Jon who has his blog at https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com about the 12...

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Dr Roy Eskapa Podcast Sinclair Method

The Cure for Alcoholism - The Sinclair Method with Dr Roy Eskapa. I was very lucky to meet Dr Roy Eskapa who wrote a great book on how to recover from alcoholism called "The Cure For Alcoholism" which is about the...

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The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease is a book by Marc Lewis PhD, which I recommend that you read. It is a very important book, because it really illustrates that many of the models that are used...

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