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Dying To Be Thin

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By: John Giordano DHL, MAC
Founder of the National Institute For Holistic Addiction Studies
Chaplain of the North Miami Police Department

Very early in my counseling career, a beautiful young woman came to me for help with her addiction. Her name was Debbie.

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Self-Esteem Effects Every Decision And Choice We Make

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What is it about our self-esteem that will drive some of us to the outer edges of our sanity? Throughout my nearly thirty-year career as an addiction counselor, I’ve worked with people from all walks of life. Some had the strongest addictions imaginable - others not so much. Addicts have died in my arms while others go on to lead happy and productive lives. In every case self-esteem played a role.

 

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Our Addictive Society Part II

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I received so much positive feed back and questions from my last article “Our Addictive Society” that I was encouraged by readers to write a follow up. In this second installment my focus is on what I call the “Neo-Opium Wars” that is taking place right now, here on our streets in America!

 

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Our Addictive Society

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Thirty-years ago I was as blind to addiction as nearly everyone else walking down the street. It never occurred to me that I might be addicted to anything. Like everyone else I got up in the morning and went to work. I was productive at my job and provided my family with a very nice life-style. How could I be an addict?

 

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