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Types of Addictions
What is addiction?
Addiction is, by it's very nature, a wily opponent. Ask any compulsive gambler,
an adrenalin addict whose addictive chemicals are entirely self produced, if
they wanted to lose the 'entire farm' to get their high from gambling. The
answer will typically be a very sad no.
The drugs are the same in either instance and the withdrawal cycle repeats
itself by enabling more anxiety symptoms.
But the recovery process is definitely confused and hampered by the roadblocks that the addiction and withdrawal cycles introduce to the equation. Especially since they are very often unnoticed.
Drugs and medications, by necessity, are very powerful, addictive substances. Unfounded anxiety is a direct result of all drug addiction cycles and a major proponent of addiction and codependency symptoms.
Symptoms of Addiction and Codependency
This website is for folks who are seeking information about addictions, drug addiction signs and recovery from various forms of chemical addictions and compulsive behaviors.
Also, the complexities of multiple addictions are discussed somewhat as today's addicts are usually multiply addicted to varying degrees.
These multiple addictions are very difficult to deal with as they are so commonly misdiagnosed and the addict is left in a coping position only. When this happens true relief is not experienced and a life blossoming to its true potential is lost from the planet.
Dealing with addictions from self produced chemicals is also discussed as it is a very complex issue as well. Gamblers, shoppers, sex and crime addict's drugs of choice are the self produced drugs adrenalin and endorphins, which are like any other drugs and gain tolerance therefore higher stakes have to be present to get the same feeling of control or thrill.
Who are the Players?
The cycle of Addiction and Codependency with alcoholics or any other type of addict requires three main people/groups of people:
In the normal cycle of addicted relationships the enablers, the persecutors and the victims occupy all these roles at various times and to varying degrees - the fact that all persons switch roles makes it very difficult to assess anything until a crisis occurs.
Addiction Recovery is Possible
Working on a non-payment basis with recovering addicts of all types for the last 30 years has been a very rewarding experience.
It is tremendously gratifying on so many levels to watch a dejected, lost soul emerge from their drugged cocoon and morph spiritually into a productive member of society capable of living within a renewed belief system.
These folks, if they tend to their recovery properly and continue to put good things into their lives, will eventually even be able to be spiritually present in relationships as well..
Often their addictions started when they were very young, so much maturing will be necessary. The process is uphill though and is very gratifying.
This site is meant to give assistance and hope to folks who have been encountering roadblocks in their recovery.
What can be done?
There are currently over 1200 different self help organizations, some undoubtedly more effective than others. Most do not have fees but may pass the hat for a few coins to help them pay room rent etc. Consult your local telephone directory to or contact your local crisis line, check community listings or ask your doctor for a recommendation. If all else fails call a local AA office, they can usually point you in the right direction.
If you need assistance email us with your concern and your town or city and we will be happy to find you a contact. All queries will be treated as confidential.
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The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your health care professional if you have a specific health concern.
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