Addiction and Recovery Will Never Be The Same!!

October 05, 2010

By Marilyn Bradford, M.Ed, LCSW

5 years ago I began using some of the Access tools in my private psychotherapy practice with people suffering from addictions. Not only did my clients begin to get better faster, but I began to see how everything that this reality had said was true about addiction and recovery was actually a lie.

Check it out yourself using ‘If it’s light it’s right, if it’s heavy it’s a lie.’ Is addiction a disease? Is addiction something incurable that people are doomed to for life? Is addiction something that “happens” to people? Or…Is addiction a choice?

What if, as a child, you bought so many lies about the wrongness of you and the unacceptability of you that you began to cut off parts and pieces of yourself? What if you were so overwhelmed by the noise in your head and the awarenesses you really didn’t want to have that you decided you had to find some way to escape? Do you think you might have gone looking for a place where you didn’t feel so wrong, where you weren’t so overwhelmed with input; a place where you didn’t have to actually exist or be aware of what you were actually aware of? That is the place of addiction.

Addiction can take many forms, some of them obvious, some not so obvious. Gary has pointed out that we are all addicted to contextual reality and most of us are addicted to the wrongness of us. What have you used to escape? Mine was alcohol. Other’s I have seen are: being a victim, disease, drugs, smoking, spending money, food, overeating, starving, doing for others, binging, gambling, the internet, sex, abuse, relationship, and other people’s problems, just to name a few.

Right Recovery For You, a program co-developed with Gary Douglas, the founder of Access, is a radical and unique approach to dealing with any addictive or compulsive behavior. There are no systems to fit into, no requirements for you to buy into or anything to believe. What we offer is a set of empowering tools and techniques designed to facilitate you in clearing the blocks and limitations that have kept you from being all you can be. Your addiction is not your identity. You are far more than that. Instead of surrendering to fixed answers, Right Recovery facilitates and supports you in an ever expanding knowing of what will work for you and your body as you begin asking questions and demanding and creating the life you have always desired.

Below are some short audios that I thought you might enjoy, please click on the links to take you to the audios:

What’s Right …. One

What’s Right … Part Two

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Remember, any addictive or compulsive behavior can be eliminated! You CAN restore the power of you and come to a place of choice with everything in your life!

How does it get any better than this?




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