Family in Addiction Recovery Part 4- Life After Treatment

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
FAMILY SERIES - Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 25th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on:  I decided as part of my bloging series, "Recovery in Addiction Series", to include a few blogs on family. It is an undisputed fact that family are directly effected by addiction and in most cases it is the family that eventually help to ...
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Family in Addiction Recovery Part 1 - Roles

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
FAMILY SERIES - Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 19th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: I decided as part of my bloging series, "Recovery in Addiction Series", to include a few blogs on family. It is an undisputed fact that family are directly effected by addiction and in most cases it is the family that eventually help to ...
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Feelings in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
feel·ing[ fee-ling]NOUN1.the general state of consciousness considered independently of particular sensations, thoughts, etc.2.a consciousness or vague awareness: a feeling of inferiority. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 19th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Feelings When I talk about feelings, here, I'm not talking about physical feelings, but emotions. When I was drinking, I did have painful physical feelings: my stomach was in ...
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Fear In Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
fear[feer]NOUN1.a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.2.a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights.3.concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone's safety.4.reverential awe, especially toward God: the fear of God.5.something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension; something a person is afraid of: Cancer is a common fear. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 18th April, ...
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Family in Addiction Recovery Part 2- Enabling

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
FAMILY SERIES - Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 23rd April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: I decided as part of my bloging series, "Recovery in Addiction Series", to include a few blogs on family. It is an undisputed fact that family are directly effected by addiction and in most cases it is the family that eventually help to ...
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Family in Addiction Recovery Part 3 - Co-dependency

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
FAMILY SERIES - Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 24th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: I decided as part of my bloging series, "Recovery in Addiction Series", to include a few blogs on family. It is an undisputed fact that family are directly effected by addiction and in most cases it is the family that eventually help to ...
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Empathy in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
em·pa·thy[ em-p uh-thee]NOUN1.the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.2.the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself: By means of empathy, a great painting becomes a mirror of the self. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 17th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read ...
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Excuses in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
ex·cuse NOUNPronunciation /ɪkˈskjuːs//ɛkˈskjuːs/1A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offence. ‘there can be no excuse for any further delay’ ‘the excuse that half the team failed to turn up’ [ verb ik- skyooz; noun ik- skyoos]VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [EX·CUSED, EX·CUS·ING.]2.to offer an apology for; seek to remove the blame of: He excused his absence by saying that he was ill.4.to release from an obligation or duty: to be excused from jury duty. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 15th April, you will know that this is ...
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Denial & Delusion in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Relationships, News and Society, Self Improvement, Home and Family
de·ni·al[dih- nahy- uhl]NOUN1.an assertion that something said, believed, alleged, etc., is false: Despite his denials, we knew he had taken the purse. The politician issued a denial of his opponent's charges.2.refusal to believe a doctrine, theory, or the like.3.disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing.4.the refusal to satisfy a claim, request, desire, etc., or the refusal of a person making it.5.refusal to recognize or acknowledge; a disowning or disavowal: the traitor's denial of his country; Peter's denial of Christ. Hi it's Dermot again. ...
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Depression in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
de·pres·sion[dih- presh- uhn]NOUN1.the act of depressing.2.the state of being depressed.3.a depressed or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface.4.sadness; gloom; dejection.5.Psychiatry. a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 15th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on:  Depression Wow, what a subject!!! I am not ...
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Control in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
con·trol[k uhn- trohl]VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [CON·TROLLED, CON·TROL·LING.]1.to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command: The car is difficult to control at high speeds. That zone is controlled by enemy troops.2.to hold in check; curb: to control a horse; to control one's emotions.3.to test or verify (a scientific experiment) by a parallel experiment or other standard of comparison.4.to eliminate or prevent the flourishing or spread of: to control a forest fire.5.Obsolete. to check or regulate (transactions), originally by means of a duplicate register. Hi it's Dermot again. If ...
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The Right To Life or The Right To Choose Life- An Irish abortion issue.

by Dermot Mc Donough News and Society, Home and Family, Writing and Speaking
I have taken a break today from blogging about my "Recovery From Addiction Series" to cover another issue, which I am passionate about and which is very real at this time. You might or might not be aware that on Friday 25th May 2018 there is to be a referendum on whether or not to repeal the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution, in other words to legalize abortion in Ireland. This has been a huge topic for debate in recent years, ...
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Choice In Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, News and Society, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
choice[chois]NOUN1.an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. His parents were not happy with his choice of friends.2.the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option: The child had no choice about going to school.3.the person or thing chosen or eligible to be chosen: This book is my choice. He is one of many choices for the award.4.an alternative: There is another choice.5.an abundance or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of candidates. Hi it's Dermot again. If you ...
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Change in Recovery from Addiction

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
change[cheynj]VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [CHANGED, CHANG·ING.]1.to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion; to change the course of history.2.to transform or convert (usually followed by into): The witch changed the prince into a toad.3.to substitute another or others for; exchange for something else, usually of the same kind: She changed her shoes when she got home from the office.4.to give and take ...
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Chemical Dependency in Recovery from Addiction

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Investing, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 10th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Chemical Dependency Chemical Dependency is very hard to explain properly in the context of a blog as I could be writting all night, and you reading all night. If you do want further information on Chemical Dependency, I suggest you Google it Here are a few ...
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Commitment in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
com·mit·ment[k uh- mit-m uhnt]NOUN1.the act of committing.2.the state of being committed.3.the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.4.a pledge or promise; obligation: We have made a commitment to pay our bills on time.5.engagement; involvement: They have a sincere commitment to religion. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 8th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Commitment When I was thinking about writing this blog, I was ...
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Irrational Beliefs in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
cognitive distortion (redirected from Cognitive distortions)cognitive distortionerrors in thinking that continue even when there is obvious contradictory evidence.  Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 6th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on:  Cognitive Distortions In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), identifying Cognitive Distortions or Irrational Beliefs are key in helping you to start identifying your Core Beliefs Cognitive Distortions are simply thoughts with related feelings we have about how ...
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Courage in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
cour·age[ kur-ij, kuhr-]NOUN1.the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.2.Obsolete. the heart as the source of emotion.I3.have the courage of one's convictions to act in accordance with one's beliefs, especially in spite of criticism. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 7th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Courage I don't know about ...
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Character Defects in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 5th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Character Defects Character Defects are negative ways we think, feel and behave. Whenever I talk about character defects, the first reaction I get is "There is nothing wrong with me!!", "How dare you, I'm not broken!!!". Realy everyone has character defects or flaws both in and ...
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Bereavement in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Relationships, Health and Fitness, News and Society, Self Improvement, Home and Family
be·reave·ment[bih- reev-m uhnt]NOUN1.a period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one: The widow had many visitors during her bereavement.2.a state of intense grief, as after the loss of a loved one; desolation.3.deprivation or loss by force (usually fol. by of): The hurricane left a trail of bereavement of ordinary people. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 4th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery ...
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