All posts tagged with 'ACOA'.

Waking Up to Hitting Bottom

July 31, 2015 | Written by:

The a-ha moment that almost made me throw up

Dr. Brown redefines any number of things in “Addiction Is the Symptom.” Like hitting bottom. You don’t have to be living in a dumpster with a bottle of cheap vodka clutched to your chest to be living there. I was there. I had been there for most of my life. And I didn’t even know it. Continue

The Choice Is Yours. Do You Really Get That?

May 23, 2015 | Written by:

You do have a choice. But first, you have to free yourself to make it

Understanding choice is a big piece of understanding addictive behavior and how to heal it. As Dr. Brown defines it, an addiction is any person, substance, or situation over which we have lost choice or believe we cannot live without. But restoring choice can be as simple as realizing—really getting—that you actually have one. Continue