Your Higher Power

September 27th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

One of the things that sometimes puts people off about 12-step programs is the idea of accepting a higher power into your life. What if you don’t believe in any particular religion? Why is it necessary to believe in something greater than yourself?             Sobriety is all about knowing and accepting yourself, including all the …
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Absolute certainty comes with baggage. Bad baggage.
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Present Perfect

September 17th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction | Alcohol Addiction | Drug Addiction - (Comments Off)

Are you living in the present? You might be tempted to ask, “When else would I be living?” But the truth is, we spend most of our time living in the past or the future. We’re either stewing about something that happened or worring about something that might happen. We’re anywhere but right here, right …
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Lately I have noticed a theme amongst teenagers as to one of the reasons they are using and abusing drugs and/or alcohol.  They tell me they are “bored.”   As someone growing up in the seventies,  there were no video games, cell phones, texting, emailing, or computers and the internet.  In other words, there wasn’t the instant gratification that …
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Learning to Let Go of Resistance and Attachments

August 29th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery\” You TubeThis morning I had to re-read the chapter in my book “Learning to Let Go of Resistance and Attachments.”  My book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” comes out this Wednesday, September 1, 2010.  I have bitten every …
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Recently, I read an impressive summation of the past 40 years of alcohol treatment research in Alcohol Research & Health. It notes a raft of advances made in alcoholism treatment as well as new and fresh paradigms to understand alcohol dependence. The article is well worth the time to read.* I was, however, stuck by …
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The Law of Sobriety takes the principles of the Law of Attraction and puts them to work for the specific purpose – to help individual’s recover from their addictions,  whatever that addiction might be  including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, co-dependency, love, and or shopping.   However, in order to understand the Law of Sobriety, you …
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Getting to Our Goals

July 25th, 2010 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction - (11 Comments)

In a recent post, I talked about cognitive distortions—ways of thinking that are all about what’s inside your head rather than what’s actually going on in your life. Addicts and alcoholics sometimes engage in all-or-nothing thinking: “If it isn’t perfect, it’s a total failure.” After just one mistake, they may become judgmental and critical of …
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Squabbling

July 18th, 2010 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Addiction | Addiction Discussions - (2 Comments)

Conflicts have always existed in our field. That’s not a bad thing. If handed well, the conflicts are resolved and growth results. But, what does it mean to “handle well?” It means asking good questions, that generate good theories, followed by good research, plus clear solid arguments that support the theories. From all that research …
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