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Addiction Recovery Groups in Boulder

A new type of addiction recovery group in Boulder Alcohol Anonymous (AA/NA) helps so many people.  The 12 step approach works.  At least, it works for some.  But more and more I see clients who ask for another type of addiction recovery group in Boulder, or something that will supplement their 12 step work.  More and more people are wanting to explore their past addiction and current addictive tendencies as a call for growth rather than simply as a disease they will always suffer from.  They are wanting to see what is beneath the addiction on a psychological and spiritual level and wanting to discover […]

The Mind of Addiction

The addicted mind and filling the void within Addiction is an insatiable form of hunger like a ravenous animal desperate for relief, consuming everything in its path.  There are varying vices for the addicted mind such as heroin, cocaine, cigarettes, sex, tv and sugar, with a wide spectrum of intensity.  Anyone in the throes of a serious addiction knows the brutality of the experience.  The highs not so high any longer, the lows just keep getting worse and worse. There are many theories and some good evidence about the causes of addiction.  Genetic predispositions can definitely have an impact.  Childhood trauma often shows up with […]