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Addictions are not just about chemicals and alcohol. You can be addicted to just about anything. Food addiction is a tough one to beat. It’s not like you can just stop eating! Comfort food is flagrantly flashed in front of you in about 50% of commercials. Just about every celebration is accompanied by the smells and sights of high carb, low nutrition selections. How do you learn to say no to this most acceptable of addictions? First, says Dr. Jim Wilder, understand the unmet need behind the drive for food. As we head into the holidays, arm yourself with a new perspective for the great food challenge.
Join us Tuesday Dec 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm Est Usa as Miss Raina discusses the struggle of addiction.
For one to struggle with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and unhealthy food, is a life challenge. For many, their lives are shaped, challenged and changed forever by the overuse of a product that gives rise to a peaceful feeling. Although the joyous feeling is temporary, the moments of a feeling are strong enough to control the actions of ones life.
We must understand that addiction reaches all of us at some point in our lives. Most of us are unaware that an addiction has a grasp on our life until we have put ourselves in a place of trouble and despair.
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Carol the Coach and Lisa Ferguson talk about what it takes to recover from addiction and how to manage the stress and the anxiety that accompany sexual addiction. Sexual Addiction is a disorder that requires strategies to assist you in maintaining recovery. This show is to help you access the books, the experts and the people who are managing recovery with The 12 Step Program and Patrick Carnes Recovery Task Model that reinforces the steps you need to take to manage your recovery and take your life through the journey so that you not only conquer the "Addict" but develop into the person you were meant to be!
Carol the Coach is a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist who is ready to take you on the journey and expose you to the experts who will guide you through the steps.
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November 2014, Volume 2 Number 11
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Who doesn’t want more joy in their life? The fact is that low joy levels are the best indicator that someone is at high risk for an addictive lifestyle. The higher your level of joy is, the less vulnerable you are to getting caught up in the addictive cycle. Building the capacity for increased joy and the skills needed to live a joyful life are both possible. Join us as Ed Khouri brings hope for healing from, and staying free from addiction in his third and last episode on the Healing Addiction series with Beyond Abuse Radio.
Step 11 of the 12 steps for addiction recovery:
"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."
Many believe that a complete spiritual transformation is required to end drug and alcohol addiction, Step 11 is a very critical and often over looked element of this transformation. Improving our relationship with our higher power can deliver us from addiction and give us the joyous and free life that we all are seeking.
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Lisa Brandy Founder and Executive Director of Brandi's Wish Foundation, a Florida 501c3 created in loving memory of her 18 year old daughter, Brandi Shea Meshad, who died of accidental drug poisoning in March 2011. In Fletcher's on-going coverage of the scourge of addiction, she and her guest will be discussing Lisa Brandy's newly produced film (Directed by KT Curran), called "The Holding Cell." The Holding Cell is a 35 minute film that’s creating a big buzz while debuting at film festivals across the country, which is based on true stories about real teenagers and the many factors that go into a teens' decision to begin abusing drugs and alcohol. The film shows the progression of drug abuse and the devastating impact that addiction has on teen lives. Join us for the conversation at Noon PST Thursday November 6th, at 1:00 PM.
"If we had a choice many would have chosen an “ideal” childhood to grow up. However, many of us had lives that would make the average person ask “how did they make it”? Our guests are no different they both have had lives that when reflected upon have shown the power of “overcoming”. Serapis Bey and Rasheed Mateen are vanguards in their community. Each leading with their own unique style and story; together they are a healing unit! Their passion for music is as fierce as their passion for their people. Their work with the Makaveli Music Group, LLC" Join us as we bring on our special guests Rasheed Mateen and Jibril Serapis Bey as we delve into Overcoming Crisis in our families and Recoverying from Addictions. With our host (Kevin), co-host (Michael), chatroom facilitater (Jamillah) and assistant chatroom facilitator (Aisha) we will be welcoming our guest-stars and audience for another hot topic. Tell fam to tell fam, its on again. Peace !
By Rabbi Yehoshua Looks | Nov. 16, 2014 | 2:11 PM
“The lack of sexual morality that pervades this society is all over the place, and the Orthodox community, no matter how traditional, is not immune from this, and it creates terrible problems,” Rabbi Barry Freundel said in the Washington Jewish Week. “ography and its accessibility is wrecking marriages. It’s two keystrokes away. You get on the computer, you hit the button twice and you’re there. I have not counseled a couple in any level of relationship in the last five years where ography hasn’t been an issue.”
Freundel was quoted in this article on September 17, 2014, only weeks before he was arrested on voyeurism charges.
Why is it that ography, particularly Internet ography, pervades modern life? Is it becoming an increasing threat to society?
Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.
Did you know... North American governments
Spend over 51 BILLION dollars a year on the War on Drugs?
Yet these same governments do very little to treat addiction and the "poverty of the spirit" that engenders this addiction.
Dr. Bruce K. Alexander is a Canadian psychologist who believes that society is drowning in addictions, to alchohol, drug use and a thousand other habits. He maintains the reason for this is a growing disconnect as people around are torn from the close ties to family, culture, and traditional spirituality. Alexendar says this rift and lack of social integration has destroyed what used to constitute the normal fabric of societal life.
For many, addiction serves as a substitute for the connectedness for which they long and which provides context and meaning for their lives.
Alexander believes because societal determinants are so much more powerful that individual ones, that addiction is much more a social problem than an individual disorder. This is why he feels that the War on Drugs is so wrong-headed.
Alexander's book, The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit presents a new look at the nature of addiction, how society should view addicts, and more effective treatments for addiction.
Bruce Alexander is a psychologist and Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, where he has worked since 1970. His primary research interest has been the psychology of addiction. He is best known in the UK for the "Rat Park" experiments, which helped to demonstrate the falsity of the outworn belief that simple exposure to narcotic drugs can cause addiction.