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 . . .
Recovery does not need to be perfect. In whatever way one defines recovery from their addictions, perfection should never be part of the requirements. Granted . . .
At its center, the addicted life is one of reaction. It is a life where it is very easy to fall into the role of victim—scripted, automatic, and helpless to the myriad injustices . . .
It is very difficult to make the transition from addiction to recovery. Often this transition represents a cataclysmic shift taking place during a time of deep. . .
Addictions are difficult to rid ourselves of. This means that they must be important. If they didn’t serve an important purpose, we wouldn’t end up so dependent and. . .