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Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction: Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

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VIII

I Love an Addict, How Can I Help Myself?

More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.

—Buddha, from The Dhammapada

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.

—Andrew Carnegie

You could say this chapter is about the Eighth Toxic Compulsion—codependency, otherwise known as being “stuck,” because the family system you grew up in is altered and dramatically affected by the addictive behaviors of one of its members. If you don’t address this collective corrosion, you may not be able to use the self-care tools in this book very effectively or stay in recovery very long.

It was the cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill ...

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