Today were going to look at how an Enabler or Co-Dependent plays a very crucial role in an addict’s recovery.
Supporting a loved one in recovery comes in many forms. There is one that seems to be rather unpopular and few choose to follow it. The reason we find this principle of high importance is simply for the fact taught to us in Romans Chapter 14 verses 13-23. Verse 21 states, “It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.” Who wants to be a (more…)
Today we will be discussing the DMI, also known as the Daily Moral Inventory. It is a tool that helps identify certain attitudes we have expressed throughout the previous day.
What is the DMI?
The DMI is a tool we recommend and utilize for the one recovering from addiction as week as the family members of the one in recovery. When used consistently and properly, this resource acts as a mirror giving us valuable insight about what motivates our behavior by training our minds to be more aware of our way of thinking. Ephesians Chapter 4 verse 23 says we are to be renewed in the spirit of our minds.
In a chemically dependent family it is common to see the problems (more…)
The Bottle Family Part 2
Please check out Part 1 in this series if you haven’t done so. In the second part of this series we are going to look at the children and the roles they play in a dysfunctional family. When neither parent functions properly, the children lack the care and attention that they need, growing up with emotional wounds. Each child will react to (more…)
The Bottle Family Part 1
This is a look at a Portrait of a Dysfunctional Family with Substance abuse and chemical addition to drugs and alcohol. I’m sure the majority of us are familiar with what a dysfunctional family looks like. We are surrounded by them at work, home, or in the media. If it’s not our own, then you probably know someone in a dysfunctional family, right? Today we will be talking about such a family, called The Bottle Family.
The Bottle Family are our portrait of a dysfunctional family affected by substance abuse. In part one we will start off by briefly taking a look at the husband and wife and the role they portray. Each person acts out according (more…)
How does one overcome a BUD and prevent relapse?
Previously we mentioned the two directions that a BUD can lead someone. The BUD UP or the BUD Down. In between these two directions there is a path know as The Reality Zone. This Zone has four specific ways listed to keep (more…)
What is meant by BUD Up or BUD Down?
A BUD will take a recovering addict in one of two directions. The first direction is the BUD Up, also know as the Fantasy World. The second direction is the BUD Down, better know as the (more…)
This video is Part 2 on Relapse Prevention for substance abuse. In the last video we introduced you to the BUD syndrome and defined what it is. This video will are discussing the time periods that are experienced in the BUD.
WHAT ARE THE TIME PERIODS IN WHICH WE CAN EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE A BUD?
Our experience in working with people in drug addiction and with alcoholism have led us to understand that there are certain time periods in our sobriety during which we are most susceptible to a BUD.
We also know (more…)
Relapse Prevention for substance abuse, drug addiction and alcoholism. An overwhelming majority of recovering addicts experience relapse when trying to live free from addiction. This series will help you learn how to prevent relapse as well as educate family members on what signs to look out for. We will start with the BUD syndrome.
What is a BUD?
BUD is an acronym for Build Up to Drink or Drug. It is a period of time in which (more…)
Earlier in April the National Institute on Drug Abuse has reported that Alpha-PVP aka “Flakka” or “Gravel” has hit the streets. Please be aware of this very dangerous substance. It can be ingested in many ways and is popular among teens and adolescents. Use of a dangerous synthetic cathinone drug called alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), popularly known as “Flakka,” is surging in Florida and is also being (more…)
This video is part two of Chemical Addiction: Why it’s Predictable and Progressive.
Substance abuse can easily turn into a fatal addiction if left untreated. Once chemical addiction has set in, the user has already progressed through the stages of substance abuse.
To get a proven and historic example of this we can find that the Bible says in Proverbs 23:29-35, “… Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake (more…)