Manifestation – Reflections on Addiction Recovery

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Manifestation – Reflections on Addiction Recovery


Recovery, by definition, is the retrieval or reclaiming of something that has been lost. Addiction Recovery is a process of weakening and/or extracting resistance that is manifested in many forms. This reading is a group of reflections that focus on the manifestations of the addiction process from resistance to recovery.

The content in part I reveals insight on resistance elements that fuel addiction; denial, ego, codependency, reservations, expectations, resentments, etc. The most common relapse traps are identified at the end of part I.

Part II explores the dynamics of change, motivational forces, self-assessment questionnaire, versions of the self and recovery elements. Cases are used to share various challenges faced by patients served, with insight on resolutions.


• Addiction & Substance Abuse / Relapse Prevention

• Emotional Regulation / Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management

• Criminal Conduct / Recidivism Prevention (domestic violence, DUIs, etc.)

• Family Conflict / Marital, Pre-marital, Infidelity, Relationship Issues, Codependency

• Trauma & PTSD

• Grief & Loss



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About the author:
Mr. Hassoun is a native of Lebanon from the city of Ghazieh. He is a fully licensed professional counselor (LPC), a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC) in the state of Michigan and obtained his Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) credential from the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals. Mr. Hassoun’s experience encompasses
servicing clients in outpatient clinical settings, private practice, and (inpatient) residential/correctional and hospital treatment settings.