Archive for Addictions

How Long is Healing Myself Going to Take?

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If you ever find yourself wondering how long it takes to heal, you’re not alone. I have asked that question. We all have. I started this work in the early 90s with that very question. And as soon as I looked under the hood of my pain and discovered that I had deeply-rooted self-loathing and [...]

When There’s Alcoholism in Your Family Tree (or Your Partner’s Family Tree): Part One

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We all find our way to the realization that our family history includes alcoholism, we just find our way there differently.  Some of us find our way through finding ourselves in a relationship with an addict of some sort again and again, until we examine our family history and codependent leanings — and, through that [...]

Food Cleanse as Mystical Experience: Less Food, Greater Intuition

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My 21 Day Cleanse Week before last I ended a twenty-one day gentle food cleanse. The experience was transformative, and I wanted to write about it. And while I want to share my experience and reflect on it through writing, what I don’t want to do is suggest that you should do a cleanse. If [...]

How Did Your Dad’s Marijuana Use Affect Your Childhood?

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That was his question, Stefan Åsberg, correspondent for SVT. This past weekend I participated in the filming of a segment about marijuana use in the U.S. for Swedish television (the segment will air in August). How did they find me? I received an email from Alexa at SVT.se who had seen my blog and wanted [...]

New Book! “Almost Addicted”

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Do you wonder if you just use drugs or, rather, that you abuse drugs? Has someone close to you made a comment about you use of alcohol, cocaine, painkillers, or marijuana (or commented more than once)? This book’s purpose is to help you determine whether or not you’re progressing towards full-blow addiction or not. And [...]