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By Judith A. Wilson C.A.P.

Early restoration is a demanding time. it may well even be complicated as a result strange phrases and words which are popular in restoration teams. prepared alphabetically, the addictionary is a accomplished source that defines hundreds of thousands of restoration phrases. The authors offer transparent, in-depth definitions that demystify the language of restoration, deal with various restoration concerns, and concentrate on addictions to medicines, alcohol, playing, foodstuff, intercourse, and codependency. designated positive aspects contain definitions grouped by way of topics and a listing of restoration teams and firms.

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Bringing repressed or forgotten experiences into conscious awareness can help you understand your present feelings and fears. You may be using a lot of energy to keep these memories down. Recovery from abuse is a process. You must identify abuse and experience feelings associated with it. You need a safe, supportive place to express the fear, hurt, anger, hatred, and other emotions that come with your awareness. You can then move through the negative feelings and attitudes to acceptance, letting go, and eventual forgiveness and healing.

Physical Aspects of Addiction Physical aspects Allergies Tolerance Withdrawal Biochemistry Metabolism Bingeing Purging Constipation Edema Blackouts Fetal alcohol syndrome Flashbacks Panic attacks Weight Progression C. Emotional Aspects of Addiction Emotional aspects Feelings Fear Anger Craving Body image Stress & strain D. Mental Aspects of Addiction Mental aspects Disease concept Obsession Dichotomous thinking Diet mentality Magical thinking Judgment Page 8 Habit & structure Paradoxes in addiction Psychological problems E.

With this background, they face the universal crises of puberty, dating, school, love, and career choices. Over half of all children that grow up with addicts develop some kind of addiction or addictive behaviors. Several questions face anyone concerned about children of addicts. How do you recognize their addiction? What do you do about it? Whether or not they develop their own addictions, what can you do to help them overcome the effect of their childhood and youth? Diagnosing Adolescents Mental health professionals are rightly hesitant to diagnose and label adolescents as having an addiction or a mental illness.

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