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The Porcupine Index

The Porcupine Index By Sue Newton Vice President and Operations Director at HUM The “porcupine index” mentioned by Dr. Abraham Twerski in his book Addictive Thinking is a metaphor about the challenges of human relationships. Also known as the “porcupine … Continue reading

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Autonomous/Avoidant Relationships

Part 1: Avoidant Style in Relationships  This is your message for the week of January 29, 2017  There is so much discussion about relationships in recovery that I wanted to take a few weeks (4 to be exact!) to cover … Continue reading

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Avoidance as Control

By Paige Abbott, Registered Psychologist Director of Clinical Services at HUM  When a person, including myself, thinks about control we usually think about using action to bring about a specificoutcome. For example, telling someone what steps they need to take … Continue reading

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