Why Sober St. Patrick’s Day is Important to YOU

March 14th, 2016 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Addiction | Alcohol Addiction | Girly Thoughts | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Why Sober St. Patrick’s Day is Important to YOU)

There is nothing like getting an award to make you pay attention to the group that is giving it. This was my experience when I was told I was receiving the Emerald Spirits Award from Sober St. Patrick’s Day. Sober St Patrick’s Day? I had vaguely heard of the group, but now I needed to learn …
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Sex and the Cycle of Addiction

December 18th, 2013 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on Sex and the Cycle of Addiction)
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Addiction is characterized by an easily recognizable cycle. Essentially, the cycle is: being triggered (feeling emotional or physical discomfort); thinking about using as a way to ease the discomfort; preparing to use; actually using; pretending that using was OK (engaging in denial); and then feeling bad about using. The last stage, feeling bad, is the …
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