Addictions: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Sex and Internet (?)
Passages Malibu Drug Rehab & Alcohol Rehab Addiction Treatment Cure Center
"... The Philosophy of Passages Addiction Cure Center
Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a symptom, not a cause, and not a disease.
Addiction is triggered by either mental or physical pain; the drugs and alcohol
are what you do to cope with it. To heal your addiction
permanently, you must first go to the underlying cause, and heal it; then the
addiction will cease to exist. In essence, you will have removed the thorn, the
pain will subside, and so will the need for drugs and alcohol. ..."
The Meadows is a multi-disorder facility specializing in the treatment of
trauma and addictions. The Meadows' clinical experts reach beyond single-level
treatment of addictions, behavioral disorders and psychological conditions to
diagnose and treat the underlying problems. Intensive treatment focuses on:
- Addiction to alcohol and drugs.
- Compulsive behaviors such as eating, gambling, work, sex, love
addiction/avoidance and codependence.
- Mood disorders including bipolar disorder and depression.
- Anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder,
obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder.
"Basic Beliefs About Addiction" by Charlotte Sophia Kasl, MA, PhD (Also see
her other article:
"Commit to Living Your Truths"
16 steps for Discovery and Empowerment - 16 Steps For Discovery and Empowerment.
excerpted from "Many Roads One Journey" by Charlotte Davis Kasl, Phd.
Al-Anon and Alateen
"I did not cause your problems or addictions.
I cannot cure your problems or addictions.
I cannot control your problems or addictions."
I have heard people quote this little mantra and it concerns me because
people in Al-Anon are usually there because they have controlling type
personalities which at times can be very hurtful to their partners:
Gaslighting: The extremes of emotional abuse by Jeanne Sparks-Carreker (excellent
page 2: " ... When no sympathy or support for the hurt feelings are
available, more times than not it is due to the Gaslighting abuser not wanting
to empathize with their spouse/girlfriend because he would then have to take
responsibility as having been the one who caused the hurt. Gaslighting methods
offer no solution to the problems between couples because only genuine love can
comfort and understand, an intimacy that is a must in a relationship. ...."
See: Psychological Violence or
Psychological Abuse or Ambient (Stealth) Abuse (including "Gaslighting") and
Dual Diagnosis Website
"12-Stepping" by Patricia D. McClendon,
Women For Sobriety, Inc.
Life" Acceptance Program
- "Multiplicity and Victimization: What part of `No!' don't
you understand? vs. What part of you doesn't understand `No!'? by Patricia D.
McClendon, MSSW (This article discusses how alcohol/drug abuse can lead to domestic
violence or child abuse, as well as other topics.)
Substance Abuse &
Mental Health Services Administration
THE ORANGE PAPERS: One
Man's Analysis of Alcoholics Anonymous and Substance Misuse Recovery Programs,
and Real Recovery An Online Book by "Orange"
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Mental Health Net - Self-help
Substance Abuse Resources
MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Hazelden -- Addiction
Sex Addicts Anonymous
SCA, Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
International Institute for Trauma &
Addiction Professionals (IITAP) (formerly SexHelp.Com - Dr. Carnes' Online Resources)
Kentuckiana Resources: Health,
Mental Health, and Advocacy Resources (at this web site) ...
In need of an update at a later date.
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Last updated on
March 16, 2013.