5 Stages of Recovery:  Precontemplation

5 Stages of Recovery: Precontemplation

5 Stages of Recovery: Precontemplation Precontemplation Welcome back to The A Word, my series on addiction. Last week I talked about the different stages of recovery. This week I would like to zero in on the first of the 5 stages of recovery, precontemplation.  Fun...
The 5 Stages of Recovery: What the Journey Looks Like

The 5 Stages of Recovery: What the Journey Looks Like

The 5 Stages of Recovery Finding the road to recovery Finding your way to recovery isn’t always a very straight forward path. For some, it becomes a clear and rational next step when they admit they have a problem.  Yet for others, denial and refusal to admit they...
Understanding Food Addiction versus Eating Disorders

Understanding Food Addiction versus Eating Disorders

Food Addiction Vs Eating Disorder Food Addiction Vs Eating Disorder Guess what guys, I learned some important things in the past few weeks. The first one being that living on autopilot is a waste of time, and that there is quite a bit of misleading information when it...
Living a Life of Accountability

Living a Life of Accountability

The A Word: Living a life of accountability Why Accountability is Important  Living a life of accountability is probably one of the most important steps you can make towards recovery. You can’t hold yourself accountable if you can’t be honest with yourself about what...
My Name is Addiction: How I became a compulsive eater

My Name is Addiction: How I became a compulsive eater

Hello My Name Is Addiction Hello, my name is addiction.  I remember meeting the face of addiction, vaguely, for the first time when I was barely out of diapers. Hearing that whisper when my biological dad told my mother that he didn’t want me. I may not have fully...
The A Word : A Series on Addiction

The A Word : A Series on Addiction

The A Word: A Series on Addiction An Introduction To Addiction The A Word, a series on addiction, is my project dedicated to showing the life and struggle of an Addict.  You see, most people think of addiction and immediately jump to the top two – Drugs and...