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The Precontemplative — Living in Denial

Most of us go on with our destructive habits for years until something awakens us, and unfortunately it’s impossible to predict what it will take to make a individual aware of their condition. Early in my own recovery, I accompanied … Continue reading

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Maintenance, Relapse and Termination

This post covers the last three stages in the Prochaska-DiClemente change model, the Maintenance, Relapse, and Termination phases. How these are approached depends upon the action method you choose, and whether your goal is abstinence or moderation of your addiction. … Continue reading

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Preparation and Into Action!

This excerpt from chapter 5 of “Powerless No Longer” covers the next two stages of change, the Preparation and Action phases. Both will be discussed more fully in subsequent chapters. Preparation – making plans to change and deciding upon the … Continue reading

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