Category: Authenticity


Addiction and Society | Authenticity | Death and Dying

Living Authentically is a Struggle for All of Us, Not Just Addicts

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. – William Shakespeare In her book, Top Regrets

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Authenticity | Movies on Addiction | Paul Wong

Courage and Addiction: Facing Our Fears

In the movie Barfly based on the Charles Bukowski novel, the main character, Henry Chinaski, says that it is often difficult to be true to yourself. One of the things that Chinaski says is needed is

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12 Steps of AA | Authenticity | Meaning and Purpose | Victor Frankl

To Thine Own Self Be True: Authentic Living and Addiction

We define addiction in line with the great psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, who said that addiction is a response to living a life that lacks personal meaning. The solution to addiction then is to live a

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Authenticity | Geoff Thompson | Videos

Action as Avoidance – Taking Action in Recovery (2 of 4)

In part 2 of of this 4-part series on taking action in recovery, Geoff Thompson talks about the struggle of taking action in recovery. It’s human nature that we prefer talking about or planning for

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Authenticity | Geoff Thompson | Meaning and Purpose | Uncategorized | Videos

Action with Purpose – Taking Action in Recovery (3 of 4)

In this 3rd instalment, Geoff clarifies what he means by taking action in recovery. Psychologists tell us that you can learn lots of things in treatment but if you don’t put it into action it

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Addiction Treatment Help | Authenticity | Geoff Thompson | Videos

Authenticity – What Works in Addiction Treatment (5 of 5)

In this final instalment in ‘What works in addiction treatment’, we see another example of people successful in recovery seeing the world in a new way. Getting a new perspective can, however, be more challenging

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Authenticity | Boredom | Self Awareness

Boredom in Recovery: Clean yet Miserable?

Geoff Thompson discusses the importance of living authentically or, as AA says on their sobriety chips, ‘To Thine Own Self Be True.’


Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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