There Is A Path Out Of Addiction

Yesterday I reflected on how long I have been struggling with alcohol. How sad I was when I realised alcohol abuse has been a part of my life for 30 years. I became even sadder when, after much research and soul-searching I realised the cause of this suffering. Professor Lewis, (the advocate of the deep... Continue Reading →

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We Are On The Move….to Substack

Hello everyone. First, a huge thank you to all of you for your ongoing support of The Addiction Healing Pathway. It truly means the world and I only hope that it continues to provide support for you on your journey. While I have enjoyed my time here on WordPress, I have decided to set up... Continue Reading →

The REAL Cause of Addiction

Why do people become addicted? It seems like such a simple question. However, you would be surprised by the criticism I receive for asking what the cause of addiction is. I am told addiction is too complex, and I don't have the qualifications to understand the intricacies of the causes. However, call it naivete or... Continue Reading →

What Is Addiction?

People joke that the latest trends are addictive - the latest game, the latest toy, the latest TikTok dance - are all described as an addiction. In reality, though, addiction is not fun, it is far from enjoyable. Addiction is painful and traumatic. It turns your life upside down and has the ability to destroy... Continue Reading →

My Wish For You

Throughout The Addiction Healing Pathway, in the book, articles, and podcasts, I use the opportunity to provide blessings. These are not intended to suggest that I have any special power. I don't. Their purpose is to show you that there is someone else out there caring about you and wishing the very best for you.... Continue Reading →

Sending Care To The Carers

If you are caring for someone with an addiction, then this article is for you.  And it comes to you with all the love in the world.  A day does not go by that I think about the pain I caused my parents, siblings, husband, and children when I was suffering from alcoholism.  It breaks... Continue Reading →

How To Find True Fulfillment

Be true to something bigger than you  “Life asks of every individual a contribution, and it is up to that individual to discover what it should be.” ~ Viktor E Frankl Reconnecting, appreciating and celebrating your unique spirit is essential for healing from addiction.  It is only by understanding and living in peace with your... Continue Reading →

A Letter For One Who Has Lapsed

In my previous article, I discussed the power of self-compassion and the technique of using a self-compassion letter to transform heartache into hope and self-punishment into love. If there is a time you need self-compassion the most, it is after a lapse.  Breaking any period of abstinence, be it days or years, really stings.  Because... Continue Reading →

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