Monthly Archives: March 2012

Steps toward Health

One man, shown his brain image with damage from his addiction, responded that maybe the doctor was “fudging the picture.” In the grip of his unhealthy habit, he preferred to deceive himself. To change ourselves, then, requires enormous effort. For … Continue reading

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Hope for Those Who Eat (too much)

Many times I find myself eating, not because I feel hungry, but because snack food is available, because I want to feel fuller (I’m already full), or because I crave something sweet. Other people may eat to relieve boredom, to … Continue reading

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Hope for the Depressed

What we learned about drinking we can apply to emotions. We can see depression, for example, as a habitual response of seeking relief through withdrawal–a bad habit! Because we find life difficult, we avoid troublesome emotions or situations by a … Continue reading

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Hope for Those Who Drink (too much) IV

Because our brain can focus only on what we perceive will provide well-being in the next ten minutes, we are primed for self-destructive behavior. If we allow our auto-pilot function, along with our short-term focus, to control us, we can do ourselves … Continue reading

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