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Building your ground floor

Building your ground floor

From survival to flourishingWhether you have been down and out, or what used to be called a 'high functioning' addict, you will have been used to employing some form of manipulation, denial or downright deceipt. Probably a mixture of all the above. These things become...

Normality!

Normality!

The Ground Floor - Normal life At this point I will assume that you have a solid and stable foundation. If you do not, don't worry. Try to concentrate on the relationships inside any room that is unstable or weak and allow yourself to know what it is about that...

Building Recovery – Solidity and stability

Building Recovery – Solidity and stability

Okay. So you have looked at the challenges involved in your recovery. You have now considered the most important questions such as cost, location and design. We now need to think about starting the work of recovery. That means building a good foundation. Once we are...

Building Recovery – Location

Building Recovery – Location

If you are thinking of attempting to get away from your addiction my advice is not to rush into it. Give yourself the best chance you can by preparing for it. I believe that it’s useful to use a metaphor such as ‘building a home’ as a way of understanding some of the...

Building Recovery – Cost

Building Recovery – Cost

Now we are going to get into more detail about the idea of ‘cost’. Another one of the ‘big three’ things to consider when building your recovery along with ‘design’ and ‘location’. Most of us get the general idea that things cost and that we have to pay, but what...

Building Recovery – Your design

Building Recovery – Your design

Of the three most impotrtant factors when thinking about building your recovery - Design, cost and location. We could say that design is the one I see most often misunderstood, or left out altogether. Remember, if you do not design your recovery, someone else will!...