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What Are the Responsibilities of The Twelve Steps Person?

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What Are the Responsibilities of The Twelve Steps Person? This time I’m writing to you about my opinion on the responsibilities described in the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) literature. I am someone who took part in the twelve-step program – it helped me a lot, and I am very grateful for this. I do not have a religious viewpoint, or follow…

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How to Deal with Anxiety and the After Symptoms of Having Recovered from Covid-19

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How to Deal with Anxiety and the After Symptoms of Having Recovered from Covid-19   Many people in the United States reported having anxiety issues during the pandemic. Another group of people who contracted COVID-19 survived but had some after symptoms caused by the sickness.  For millennia, fear has been a natural and necessary emotion for human survival and evolution….

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Speak Multiple Languages and Treat Addiction with Occupational Therapy 

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Speak Multiple Languages and Treat Addiction with Occupational Therapy    I’m turning forty-six this coming September, and I am fluent in four languages now. I am eager to move to another country and learn a new language again. If you have ever had the experience of learning a new language, you probably noticed how in the beginning, you translate in…

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How can you learn to be more mentally and emotionally fit?

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How can you learn to be more mentally and emotionally fit? Our thoughts and emotions are part of us, just as fingers belong to our hands. Mental thoughts and emotions are phenomena we live with, and that’s that. However, knowing how to keep them “healthy” takes time and effort.  I ask you this: What if we all knew what to…

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Abusive Relationship Cycle

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A Cycle of Abusive Relationships    I haven’t called the person I last dated, and I just found out she is pregnant. I was abandoned as a newborn. As far as I know, my mother had a problem with alcohol and drug abuse, was very young, and could not care for me.  Ever since I was a child, I have…

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Tips for Beating Burnout

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Tips for Beating Burnout   Stress is a reality of life, whereas excessive and non-stop stress may take us to the incapacitating emotional condition we know as burnout. Three signs distinguish burnout: fatigue; depersonalization, absence from work; and lack of efficacy, or sentiments of incompetence.   Too much work and deadline anxieties are expected in a job. Everyone could at…

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Fear of Change: Moving to a New Country

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Fear of Change and Leaving Your Comfort Zone to Move to a New Country   I was born in the US and grew up in Mexico City, where I lived until thirty-three. I had given thought to the possibility of living in another country; however, I discarded this and was “certain” that I would stay in Mexico for the rest…

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict When you care about someone who has an addiction, you may find some of their conduct illogical, unsettling and we know this very well here at La Jolla Recovery. Two ordinary threads you can identify in almost all addictions (alcohol, eating, sex, or drugs) are lies and manipulation from the addict….

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What is Codependency? 

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What is codependency?  Merriam Webster defines it as follows: A psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by another who is affected with a pathological condition (such as an addiction to alcohol or heroin). Wikipedia‘s definition:  Codependency is a behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health,…

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Why Is Everyone Obsessed with Being Thin?

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Why Is Everyone Obsessed with Being Thin? I’m a skinny person. I don’t mean to be, and I certainly don’t try to be; I am. It’s a certitude of my life, and it’s something that everyone around me senses the need to comment on. We are a skinny-obsessed civilization, and it is notorious. Individuals make comments about how much weight…

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