MINDFUL RECOVERY
ADDICTION IS A HUGE PROBLEM. THE RANGE OF SUBSTANCES, AND EVEN MORE SO BEHAVIORS, THAT PEOPLE CAN GET STRUNG OUT ON IS REMARKABLE. IT IS THE MOST INSIDIOUS PERSONAL PROBLEM THAT A HUMAN BEING CAN EVER ENCOUNTER.
WE KNOW THAT some people are hard-wired with greater susceptibility to addiction than others. WE KNOW THAT the same most basic neurochemical and brain mechanisms are involved in all cases, however different they otherwise may be. WE KNOW THAT THE… -- substance or behavior -- stage of addiction development -- socio-economic context --personality of the addict …MAY ALL DIFFER, BUT THE UNDERLYING PSYCHOLOGY IS ALWAYS THE SAME, RESULTING IN THE SAME KIND OF COMPROMISED THINKING AND THE SAME KINDS OF PROBLEMS. RECOVERY-RELATED RACISM CHECK: A WHITE PERSON WITH NO CRIMINAL RECORD MIGHT BE RENDERED MORE DISHONEST AND SPIRITUALLY BANKRUPT BY ALCOHOL, THAN A BLACK OR HISPANIC PERSON WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD MIGHT BE RENDERED BY HEROIN OR COCAINE.
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MINDFUL RECOVERY
ADDICTION IS A HUGE PROBLEM. THE RANGE OF SUBSTANCES, AND EVEN MORE SO BEHAVIORS, THAT PEOPLE CAN GET STRUNG OUT ON IS REMARKABLE. IT IS THE MOST INSIDIOUS PERSONAL PROBLEM THAT A HUMAN BEING CAN EVER ENCOUNTER. WE KNOW THAT some people are hard-wired with greater susceptibility to addiction than others.
WE KNOW THAT the same most basic neurochemical and brain mechanisms are involved in all cases, however different they otherwise may be. WE KNOW THAT THE… -- substance or behavior -- stage of addiction development -- socio-economic context --personality of the addict …MAY ALL DIFFER, BUT THE UNDERLYING PSYCHOLOGY IS ALWAYS THE SAME, RESULTING IN THE SAME KIND OF COMPROMISED THINKING AND THE SAME KINDS OF PROBLEMS. RECOVERY RELATED RACISM CHECK: A WHITE PERSON WITH NO CRIMINAL RECORD MIGHT BE RENDERED MORE DISHONEST AND SPIRITUALLY BANKRUPT BY ALCOHOL, THAN A BLACK OR HISPANIC PERSON WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD MIGHT BE RENDERED BY HEROIN OR COCAINE.
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