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The path we follow through our lives sometimes takes us up steep hills, through dark places and over bumpy ground. Walking the path is just part of life's routine. However, roadblocks and detours can sidetrack us sending us into places we don't want, don't understand and don't want to stay. Our life path can throw us obstacles that leave us uncertain about what to do and how to get on with our journey. Help is available. People, organizations and groups can provide guidance to overcome obstacles. Here are articles and links that may provide guidance about the issues causing distress.

Addictions Triggers

The two major drives that underlie the addictive process, excitement seeking and tension reduction, are often "set off" by a particular starting stimulus. We can call this the "trigger mechanism" for the addiction. It is the emotion or occurrence that starts a given cycle of addictive behavior. Let's imagine that...

Pornography and You

Not everyone who sees porn will become addicted to it. Some will just come away with toxic ideas about women, sex, marriage and children. That kind of damage is bad enough. And porn isn't the only ingredient in addiction. Usually, those who become addicted have some kind of emotional opening...

If You Are an Alcoholic

A drink or two now and then may seem harmless. But for more than 10 percent of people in the United States, drinking becomes alcohol abuse. Each of those alcoholics directly affects the lives of six other people, especially the ones they love. Alcoholics are more likely to make mistakes...

Wisdom of the Wounded

Everyone knows someone who is going through a difficult time in life - a divorce, a death, a child in trouble. Here, you'll find many valuable resources to help you become a more compassionate and caring friend to those in need....