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 Post subject: therapy to augment TSM
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:29 am 
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I have been using Nal for eight months and have reduced my drinking substantially but I have hit a plateau. I think i drink more now from habit than from craving. The drug has reduced, not eliminated, the craving but I need help with the habit part and in my rural area of northern Vermont I can't find any therapy that augments TSM. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: therapy to augment TSM
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:54 am 
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Fiddleplayer, I saw Jaba suggested to connect with Joanna at the Three C Foundation/OptionsSaveLives forum in your previous post on this topic. Have you done that? She is helping numerous people and they all report how beneficial that is.

Secondly, if you have health insurance go to the provider's website and do a search on therapists. It should specify which center on addiction treatment. Even if they are not familiar with TSM a lot of their knowledge can be applied to it and they are typically excited to hear about it never mind watch it in action.

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 Post subject: Re: therapy to augment TSM
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:32 pm 
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I'll second what Jaba said, get ahold of Joanna for sure.

One thing that Joanna often covers is mindfulness during the drinking session. This can really help reduce the number of drinks you consume in a session. It might, for instance, be beneficial to watch your intake (or recall past sessions) to see if you finish your drink faster during certain times/events (like going out for a smoke or talking on the phone, first drink of the day, etc.) Just breaking up the smoke+drink habit really helped me slow down my drinking. That first pint now lasts about 2 hours rather than 15 or 20 minutes.

It's kind of like looking for an "exploit" and using it to "hack into" your routines/habits. You've had enough time on Nal that you can start to see if you can mine some benefits in that manner, "the beast" is getting weaker and it could be a very good time for you to strike and weaken it further!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:04 pm 
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Fiddleplayer - I have PM'd you .....

hugs, Maggie

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13: 2 drinks (nearly) for Jan '16 !!!
None since Jan '16 I feel that I can safely say that I am cured!


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