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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I think this idea is very intuitive, and personally, has helped me considerably. Re-learning music, and dance (Let's do The Time Warp Again, again), climbing a sailboat mast, aggressively riding my bike has helped chronic pain and depression of hospice.
Perhaps the fear of accountability with others in the 12 steps is similar to stage-fright, which can certainly distract and increase autonomic outflow.
That said, each scenario is very, very personal and subjective. All encompassing therapies may be ineffectual without the attention to the individual with the problem. Overgeneralization with a term that has such a frightening social stigma is harmfull. The umbrella of "addiction" covering hundreds of behavioral problems may be a dangerous over-simplification.
Please read my case posted on Aug. 11 of this blog. Thank you for your interest and concern in others' well being. Certainly, this is what sets us apart in the best ways. We are a diverse nation with diverse problems. Diverse therapies should be sought after.
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