Recovering From Addictive Behaviours With Author and Addiction Specialist Dr Robert Lefever – Part 2

Dr Robert Lefever, addiction specialist and author

How do you recover from addiction? In part 2 of my interview with Dr. Robert Lefever, we talk about the different types of addiction, his particular method for recovery, and the 12-step program.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • The various emotional treatments used by Dr. Lefever
  • The stigma of addiction
  • Recovering from dopamine addiction
  • The danger and risk of cross-addiction
  • The 12-step program and its godly element

Key Takeaways:

  • The Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a wonderful process when done sensibly by well-trained and experienced people.
  • There’s not much difference between the alcoholic, the heroin addict, the workaholic, and the people addicted to their smartphones. All addiction is progressive and destructive.
  • One of the definitions of madness is doing the same thing again and again and hoping for different results.

Action Steps:

  • Be aware of all your addictions.
  • Have a clear picture of what you’re looking for in recovery. If you don’t know what you want in recovery, you won’t get it.

Robert said:

“I am not ashamed about being an addict… I’m not ashamed of being an alcoholic; I’m not ashamed of being short-sighted; I’m not ashamed of being allergic to dust and to pollen; that’s just part of me. But I am guilty of my behaviour.”

“We don’t know enough about people to be able to make pronouncements about them. The only person I can know about is me, and yet I don’t see myself very well… ‘I am an addict, pure and simple,’ is something that I have to remind myself because I have a natural forgetting mechanism.”

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Past episode mentioned that you shouldn’t miss:

Recovering From Addictive Behaviours With Author And Addiction Specialist Dr Robert Lefever – Part 1

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