Category Archives: The Quest to the Addicted

The Quest to Help those in Addiction Part 11

Helping your loved one in addiction requires you to have some solid boundaries. You must take care of yourself first: This will feel selfish and unnatural but it is a key to success.  Regardless of what is going on with your loved one, you must eat right and exercise.  You must find a way from…
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The Quest to help those in Addiction Part 10

Advice: If you are reading this than someone that you care about is struggling with an addiction.  I am going to give some general words of advice that you should keep in mind. This is an ultra distance race in multiple environments and not a sprint: From time to time I will hear so called…
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The Quest to Help Those in Addiction Part 9

Phase 5: Maintenance  Now that they are clean and sober the real work starts.  Like in all relationships you must find a way to communicate.  Most people caught in addiction have a “tell” a signal that they are getting ready to use.  Spend time with them, watch them carefully and call them out before they…
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The Quest to Help those in Addiction Part 8

Working with our loved ones trapped in addiction we need to work steadily and deliberately if we want to see them set free.  This week we look at phase 4 of the process.  Look at previous blog articles in this series to learn more. Phase 4: Learn how to steer:  There are going to be…
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