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Setting boundaries with your addicted loved one

Have Your Limits Notice how breaking tends to happen to you, in reaction to something you can’t control. In order to brake, you will need to be at the controls: your hands on the steering wheel, your feet on the pedals. Knowing the difference depends on awareness. To build awareness and acceptance of your limits, you can ask yourself these …

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Helping a loved one

Motivation: Why Do People Change? What Is Motivation? Like addiction, motivation can also be understood to be “in the brain.” Many neurological systems are involved in goal-directed behavior; the outward signs of motivation—for example, taking action—are a result of complex internal neurological processes. In essence, motivation is the link between emotion (“ahh . . . this feels good” or “wow, …

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