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Addiction – animated explanation of the science showing the source of addiction

Science now shows that the cause of addiction is not the addictiveness of the drugs themselves, but the underlying reasons for taking the drugs – the emotional pain, trauma, and disconnection/loneliness that users feel. The drugs are simply an escape mechanism to avoid feeling the pain and to feel connected to something. If as a […]

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The root cause of addiction

Great 3 minute video summarising the research findings around the root cause of addiction, and how addiction can be healed. The Root Cause of Addiction Could the Root Cause of Addiction actually be a lack of Connection? For more information, read the article here: http://upliftconnect.com/opposite-addiction-connection/ Posted by Uplift Connect on Tuesday, 19 July 2016   […]

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Insights into addiction – it is all about the pain

These are insightful videos by Gabor Mate who explains that emotional pain and trauma underlies addiction. He also explains how trauma/addictive tendencies get past on through the generations unintentionally when addiction affected parents are not able to be present and available to their kids.

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Addiction – Russell Brand requests a more compassionate and loving approach to helping people heal

This is a 29 minute video clip of Russell Brand testifying at a Government Committee about reform to the way that addiction issues are regulated and handled. He openly shares his story of overcoming addiction and his belief that most addicts are people suffering from emotional, mental and spiritual maladies. If they heal these issues […]

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Steps for helping an alcoholic

The below is advice from Al-anon on how to help an alcoholic: Learn all the facts and put them to work in your own life. Don’t start with the alcoholic Attend AA meetings, Al-Anon meetings and if possible go to a mental health clinic, alcoholism information centre or to a competent counsellor or minister who […]

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If you are a parent in an alcohol affected home…

If you are a parent in an alcohol affected home: Be flexible regarding the demands you make on yourself and your children, remembering that problematic situations call for adaptable measures Try not to isolate yourself and your family from outside interaction or from interaction within your home Do not blame your children for wanting to […]

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Ten rules to avoid rescuing an alcoholic

Although there are many ways of ‘Rescuing’ an alcoholic, some ways are typical. Here are ten of them: 1. When three or more suggestions to an alcoholic have been rejected you are Rescuing. Instead, offer one or two, and wait to see whether they are acceptable. If they are not, stop making suggestions. Don’t play “Why don’t you… Yes, […]