The Life You Save Could Be Your Own

ADDICTIONS HAVE REACHED EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS
AFFECTING ALL CULTURES AND SOCIOECONOMICS

Almost every day in the news we hear about another person who has died from an overdose of drugs.  Just yesterday, a Facebook friend shared about losing a close friend due to drugs.  And a colleague admitted that her child has an addiction.  This sometimes secret problem is affecting all of us – and there is such quality treatment available.
My goal is to help you to overcome the fear, the enabling through love, the shame about living with a child or spouse that “should” know better, and the ultimate guilt you feel as you blame yourself.  PLEASE be reassured – It is NOT YOUR FAULT – no matter what you think you have done to cause or exacerbate the problem.

KEEP REMINDING YOURSELF:  “I DIDN’T CAUSE IT, I CAN’T CHANGE IT”

 

  • Are you, or someone you care about, struggling with an addiction, an emotional disorder, PTSD, trauma, eating disorder, co-occurring disorders, or grieving over loss of a loved one?
  • Want to understand addictions, how they happen and how they can be helped, as a healthcare provider, administrator, therapist, counselor or patient?
  • Ready to choose a treatment program and you don’t know which one is best for your needs?

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

Or Someone You Love and Cherish

DON’T WAIT


JOIN THE HEALING RECOVERY RETREAT TODAY

 

Once you discover that a loved one is struggling with the lingering effects of trauma, an emotional disorder, an eating disorder, unresolved grief from loss, sexual problems or substance abuse, what do you and your family members need to know and what do treatment centers need to provide?  Most families are totally unprepared to deal with the surmounting problems that result from substance abuse or emotional upsets.


First, the people around the identified patient need to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest there may be a problem.  Then, when it becomes obvious that the problem exists, they need to know about the programs and treatment modalities available – and – which one will be the best fit for the unique issues presented by their loved one.  And, in the process of learning more and more about the psychological and addictive disorder, what offers the best scenario for healing and recovery is when the family members also get counseling help for themselves.


After having created and hosted summits about love, touch, and intimate relationships,
I decided it is time to open the discussion, educate the public, and attempt to lessen the stigma about mental health issues, substance abuse and other devastating emotional problems. There are so many wonderful healing retreat programs that can literally bring your child, your loved one, or yourself back from the living dead.


Speakers include representatives of leading treatment programs, best-selling authors, interventionists, counselors, therapists and recovery coaches. Learn how the speakers have personally recovered from trauma, loss, mental illness and addictions.  And let them be a guide and a role model for finding your own way to handle and overcome these devastating and debilitating problems that plague our society.  Stop trying to do it all alone – in secret guilt and shame and personal anguish.



Do yourself and your loved one a favor.  Find out the truth and the real possibilities for healing – and finally living the abundant life you were meant to have. This event is FREE and you can discover what type of program will best suit your needs.  Or maybe you have a friend or colleague struggling with addiction or other emotional problems and you just want to get more understanding.


Be prepared to open your mind and develop real empathy for your friends and family, colleagues and co-workers, community members and strangers who are currently delaing with these devastating disease processes.  Don’t think it can happen to you?  It can and it does, every single day,  touch the lives of totally unsuspecting people who may have said to themselves:  “It can’t happen in my family.  It can’t happen to my child or my partner.”


Please check out this powerful and enlightening summit.  Your understanding and perspective about life, love and overcoming problems will be forever changed.


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With love and caring,

Dr. Erica

 

 

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Dr. Erica Goodstone is a Spiritual Relationship Healing Expert helping men and women heal their bodies and their relationships through love. Having presented her comprehensive relationship healing programs throughout the U.S. and Canada over several decades, she has helped literally 1000's of men and women to heal through learning how to love. Dr. Erica believes "Where There is Love There IS a Way". When you love, accept, listen and pay attention to your body, trust your own sense of what you truly desire, and strive to understand, appreciate and really know the other people in your life, anything and everything is possible.

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9 thoughts on “The Life You Save Could Be Your Own

  1. Great post, Erica. Addictions are so powerful. Depression is a major cause of suicides all over the world and most people are not aware of this. Most people tend to confuse depression with boring nature of a person. I think the medical community has to do a lot of research on this and promote awareness just like any other illness.

  2. Dr. Erika!

    It’s mid-night here in Nigeria, 1:21am to be precise and I am here reading your blog post and you have shared a really important topic and take home points here. I appreciate you for this.

    Actually, addictions are real and I sometimes feel they demonic. However sometimes it’s just always from the endpoint of the other person who is suffering from this addiction, whether or not they want to leave or continue to practice their addictions.

    You now I wonder sometimes if it’s possible to really break free from addictions. Your points have somewhat cleared the doubts for me though.

    Thanks ma’am. 🙂

    Theo

    • Hi Theodore,
      It is now nighttime here in the Eastern U.S., Florida.
      I created a virtual summit, The Healing Recovery Retreat, and expected a large turnout.
      However, I quickly came to realize that many people do not want to know about addictions.
      Either they are in denial about their own or a loved one’s addiction – or – they think it
      can’t happen to them or their family. But the reality is that many families are struggling
      with someone they love being addicted. And help is available, lots of good, supportive
      and caring help. But I agree with you. The person has to want to do what it takes to heal.
      Most of the speakers on the summit are in long term recovery – and they stay sober by helping others.
      Warmly,
      Dr. Erica
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  3. Great post, Erica. Addictions are so powerful. Depression is a major cause of suicides all over the world and most people are not aware of this. Most people tend to confuse depression with boring nature of a person. I think the medical community has to do a lot of research on this and promote awareness just like any other illness.
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    • Venu,

      Addictions have reached epidemic proportions yet I see that many people turn away, not even wanting to know about it.
      When I post an event about love, so many people respond. But when I focused on addictions and really on the recovery process,
      I find that so many people think it has nothing to do with them. And, if I talk to them individually, I find out that they do have someone close to them who is struggling with an addiction, trauma or some kind of loss and pain they need to recover from.

      We need so much more education about these issues.

      Warmly,
      Dr. Erica
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  4. My understanding is you either have an addictive nature or you don’t. I have friends who are addicts and find it hard every single day to resist whatever it is they have overcome. I feel so lucky not to have ever been interested in any substance that can become addictive, nor to have that addictive urge.

    Enjoy the journey!
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    • Mandy,
      Yes, some people may have a genetic predisposition or brain wiring that makes it more difficult for them to delay satisfaction or to resist temptations, but we all have some sort of addictions. For example, some people thrive on coffee and if you take away their coffee their mood can change dramatically. Others crave sugar and use sweets to self-soothe. Others only feel good when they exercise strenuously every day – and if something stops them from doing that, they get moody and unhappy. Other people thrive on having big projects or always making sure to have a full schedule of social activities. Many people are using something in their life to avoid facing feelings that we all have but when the choice is an addictive substance, the consequences can be devastating.

      Warmly,
      Dr. Erica
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  5. Thank you for sharing your expertise “ADDICTIONS HAVE REACHED EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS
    AFFECTING ALL CULTURES AND SOCIOECONOMICS”
    Vancouver BC have been the hardest hit in Canada among other places. People need to pay attention who what is happen, Being able to know when to seek for help is the best thing. Unfortunately most people have no idea how far they have gone to seek help.

    • Amaka,
      I am currently living in Florida which seems to be the haven for addiction treatment centers.
      They often advertise a beautiful beach – as if the recovery process is about relaxing on the beach.
      So many people are struggling with addictions – and – I am finding that until it strikes home,
      people really don’t want to know about it.

      Warmly,
      Dr. Erica
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