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Our Mission Is To Change The Global
Conversation Around Addiction With
Compassion, Curation, Content & Connection.

On this educational platform you will find stories of recovery. You will discover videos, content, and education from experts and those in recovery. You will be able to access trusted recovery resources. You will find ways to network and find meetings that can help you and/or your loved ones with addiction and recovery…

An Open Letter to Anyone Struggling with Addiction

By Joe Polish

First, I want to say how sorry I am that you or someone you love is struggling with addiction. I know first-hand how painful it is. Addiction nearly killed me when I was 18 years old.

What I’ve learned since then is that almost all addiction stems from trauma. This can be difficult for some people to understand; they assume trauma has to mean a person was beaten, molested or in a life-threatening accident. But we all have different levels of sensitivity.

Addiction is something you are driven to do—anything you crave that gives you temporary pleasure or relief but then causes negative consequences. Addiction is something you are unable to give up, despite the suffering it causes.

The challenging thing for people that don’t have this craving to understand is how someone could have that craving in the first place. They wonder why the addict can’t just make a better choice.

I’m of the belief that addiction is not a choice…

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CONNECTION

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COMPASSION

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inspire your healing

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Dr. Gabor Maté, Addiction Expert, Interviewed by Joe Polish

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Understanding Addiction and Recovery

Joe Polish Interviews Four Leading Experts In The Addiction Recovery Movement:

  • Bestselling Author and Trauma / Addiction Expert, Gabor Maté
  • “Founding Father” of Sex Addiction Therapy, Patrick Carnes
  • Addiction and Recovery Therapist, Ken Wells
  • Master Yogi, Guru Prem
Joe Polish is a world-renowned marketing expert who has transformed the modern-day mastermind.

While he’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs collaborate, learn from each other and grow both their businesses and minds, his true passion is to change the global conversation around addiction and recovery.

A recovery advocate who’s overcome his own debilitating addictions to drugs and sex, Polish brings just as many personal development experts, therapists, and recovery experts into his Genius Network community as he does business leaders like Tony Robbins.

Understanding Addiction and Recovery is made up of seminal interviews Polish has conducted with these four leaders.

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