For those with addiction problems, it can be very easy to forget that life is not meant to be an unending experience of happiness and joy . . .
We can learn a lot about ourselves through the relationships in which we choose to invest. Every relationship we choose reflects a part of . . .
Addictions arise as an attempt at regulating painful emotional patterns. Once they really take hold they become obsessions, in and of themselves, but they represent a. . .
When we are trying to face our addiction problems—especially in the wake of habits that have severely impacted our ability to navigate life without dishonesty and interpersonal neglect. . .
Our addictions represent old ways we have navigated the world. They likely developed as a reaction to layers of discomfort that we may or may not have been aware of. But if. . .
Our addictions are an attempt at creating stability. But they aren’t only an attempt to temper our emotional experience, they are also a way that we strive to stabilize our. . .
Addictions represent an attempt to temper reality. Beneath the tumult created by the addictions themselves, lies a need for emotional regulation. Once we become . . .
Addictive highs are often extravagant and almost always grandiose in their effect. Often, once in recovery it can become expected of everyday life that it carry . . .
At its core, addiction is the pursuit of fulfillment. Beneath the attachment to that to which we are addicted usually lies a deep hunger . . .
Recovery from addiction is ultimately the pursuit of deeper emotional comfort. To this end, today’s quotation speaks of the importance of learning when it is time to let go, to stop fighting . . .