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Media, Youth and Addiction

Media, Youth and Addiction

Media has an influence on adolescents. The question is: is the influence positive or negative? As society seeks to find answers to the rise in adolescent addiction, a 2013 survey by the National Institute for Drug Abuse (2015) 22.6% of all teenagers reported using an...

From Caterpillars to Butterflies

From Caterpillars to Butterflies

My last blog talked about the importance of feelings in the formation of chemical addiction, more specifically how the suppression or inability to express emotions in a healthy way often causes people to seek unhealthy outlets for these feelings. At Genesis Recovery...

Unresolved Feelings and Suppressed Emotions in Addiction

Unresolved Feelings and Suppressed Emotions in Addiction

In the recovery world, addiction is viewed as a complex disease that affects every aspect of a person's life, damaging and eventually destroying the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual parts of it. But what about feelings? What is it that originally causes...

Can I Smoke Marijuana In Recovery?

Can I Smoke Marijuana In Recovery?

"Marijuana maintenance" is what it is called and for the REAL alcoholic or addict, it can be deadly. The disease of addiction has a three-fold facet: physical, mental and spiritual. According to the book of Alcoholics Anonymous the mental obsession is classified as:...

Dinosaur Wisdom

Dinosaur Wisdom

In retrospect, some of the things I learned in early recovery still make good sense to me today - particularly, a few of the common clichés that were often said by the old timers (aka dinosaurs). The dinosaurs of the fellowship are those with 20+ years of recovery,...