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Codependency: How to Spot It

In Addiction, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

We hear the term “codependency” in a lot in recovery circles. It refers to an intense psychological and emotional dependence on someone else (usually, but not always, a romantic partner). The term was originally used in AA to refer to … Read More

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How to Surrender

In Addiction, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

We know that the idea of surrender is extremely important to the recovery process. Sometimes surrendering references the 12-Step program, the idea of recovery, or to the fact that we have a problem. In early recovery, the idea of surrendering … Read More

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White Knuckles

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

When we awaken from the nightmare that was our active addiction, we are essentially faced with 3 choices; we can go back living in our disease, we can choose the path of recovery, or we can try to remain sober … Read More

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We Are Not Our Disease

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

Although there has been progress in the way that society views those who suffer from the disease of addiction over the past 20 years or so, the fact remains that sufferers of this disease are often characterized in a unidimensional … Read More

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Let’s Talk Triggers

In Addiction, Recovery by Tree House Recovery

Before we get into discussing the various and common triggers within early sobriety, and recovery in general, let’s unpack exactly what a trigger is. A trigger is a person, event, experience, or location that is perceived by the individual which … Read More

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Is Addiction Immoral?

In Addiction by Tree House Recovery

Due to the ability to study the etiological factors associated with drug and alcohol addiction, we have come to a deeper understanding that there is a combination of biological/genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors driving the disease. This information ought to … Read More