Category Archives: addiction counselling

‘Addiction is Addiction’ book review

By Eric Fisher, BSc, MSc, CCC works at Health Upwardly Mobile with associate status as a group co-facilitator and also works as an addiction counsellor with Edgewood Health Network on a part-time basis Addiction Is Addiction is a book communicating … Continue reading

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What is Sobriety?

By Dr. Raju Hajela SOBRIETY = ABSTINENCE + RECOVERY People often associate the term ‘sobriety’ or ‘being sober’ as the opposite of being intoxicated, hence, thinking that sobriety is achieved once one has established abstinence from the substance that may … Continue reading

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SEX and PORNOGRAPHY – What is normal? When/how does it become Addiction?

By Dr. Raju Hajela Sex is a biological function that is necessary for procreation and survival of the human species. Some degree of attachment and love have traditionally been considered pre-cursors for sex to happen between two consenting partners, such … Continue reading

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Excerpt from ‘Sex Addiction as a Disease: Evidence for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Response to Critics’

By Bonnie Phillips, Raju Hajela, and Donald Hilton Jr.   “The journey of addiction treatment is marked with significant societal, clinical, and scientific advances over the past few decades. Not too long ago, addiction was viewed as a moral failing … Continue reading

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Triggers

By Michele B., Grateful Recovering Addict Triggers. These are a hot topic in the sober living community. It’s been my experience that literally everything can be a trigger and, given the right combination of hunger, anger, loneliness and tiredness (HALT), … Continue reading

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