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Addiction Recovery Made Simple: Advanced Tactics for Addicts

This Course Will Teach You How To Resist Relapse In Every Way You Can
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1,463 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2016
  • 34 mins on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
You will be able to understand the concepts in the Addict's Map of Consciousness. You will be able to use these principles in your daily life to have better relationships with others. You will be able to forgive yourself and others more often and increase self-esteem. You will be able to stay out of the disease of addiction at least momentarily -- which by definition will make you a howling success.
This course is meant for people with an open mind. The course is not for people who are interested in creating the same mistakes over and over and who enjoy zero willingness for change.
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Michael Magyar is a graduate of Framingham State University and the creator of this course. Michael earned a Bachelor of Sociology Degree with a Psychology minor in 1999. Michael became one of the leading presenters among inmates on the disease of addiction during his time in jail at the Essex County Correctional Facility (The Farm) in Lawrence, Massachusetts. While on parole and probation, he created the Addict’s Map of Consciousness and presented it to the homeless veterans during his inpatient stay at the Crescent House Transitional Residence Program in Lowell, Massachusetts. The map is the backbone of addiction recovery. It will allow the student of this course to experience Zen-like moments and will most certainly question his or her own understanding of social learning, cognitive processes and behavior theory.

The disease of addiction begins as a disease of the spirit and usually ends up as a disease of the body, mind and spirit. It becomes progressively worse until finally devouring the addict’s moral, physical, mental, emotional, economic, social and legal life. Because addiction is a spiritual disease it requires a spiritual remedy. Our modern day treatment plans have not been that successful. About 1 in every 50 American men is currently behind bars from addiction related charges. More and more people are dying every day from overdose and relapse. Perhaps it’s time to put away the brain scans and magnetic resonance imaging and go back to school -- very old school. Choosing a treatment plan from one of our ancient spiritual doctrines, with the concept of God or not, may give the addict the best chance from becoming the complete failure that is addiction.

Finding a way out of fear is the way out of addiction and may provide the addict the best chance to keep his or her life. This course is about recognizing your fears and learning how your own addiction to instincts naturally makes you an addict. This course centers around the spiritual principles found throughout the literature of Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. 

Kavita Maharaj, an internationally recognized registered meditation teacher and trainer provided insight on Vipassana meditation for this course.

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Welcome to the Course
6 Lectures 34:30
Introduction to Addiction

Our World Religions

The Disease of Addiction

Please use this updated link to view, save and print the Addict's Map of Consciousness. http://imgur.com/agq15jG 

Addict's Map of Consciousness

Collision Course

Please use this updated link to view, save and print the Addict's Map of Consciousness. http://imgur.com/agq15jG 

The Practice of Meditation

Please use this updated link to view, save and print the Addict's Map of Consciousness. http://imgur.com/agq15jG 

Good luck in your recovery and remember.....Recovery from addiction can be fun if you follow the map. It will keep you focused in the moment rather than in the day, week, month or year.

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Michael Magyar is a United States Army veteran and a college graduate. His book Full of Fear was published with the help from Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Michael wishes to recognize Dr. Aubrey Orloff and Essex County’s Correctional Officer Robert McDaid for their exceptional work in helping people with addiction. Michael currently lives at the supportive housing for homeless veterans in Beverly, Massachusetts.

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