Tag: obsession

  • The music must change! Obsesssion, compulsion, shame an guilt in addiction

    Guest co-author: Jeff Brandler from Changeispossible.org The nature of addiction is one of obsession and compulsion. Regardless of the substance, behavior, or process, the addicted person will continue to obsess (countless and endless thoughts) and have compulsions (repetitive actions). They will repeat this obsession-compulsion ritual over and over. Imagine a radio station that plays the […]

  • Is anonymity the final shame frontier in addiction?

    I’m a drug addict and a sex addict, and as far as I’m concerned, staying anonymous let’s me remain buried in shame, and a double life, that keeps me always one step ahead of those close to me. Did I say too much? Did I give away my secrets? None of those  questions matter when […]

  • About addiction, my self, and the fight to be altruistic

    One of the core personality traits that many addicts, including myself, eventually identify in themselves in a strong streak of selfishness. The question is: What do I do with this insight once I’ve gained it? I’m starting to come up with my own answer and hopefully my solution will help others find their own. The […]

  • Top ten list of things I’m grateful for – Recovery gifts in my life

    Hi everyone, The wife and I are taking our honeymoon trip for the next two weeks, which might slow down my writing a bit. Still, in appreciation of the life I live now, and in anticipation of the new year, I’ve compiled a list of things I’m grateful for right now: Top ten list of […]