Recovery from addiction necessarily takes effort. If a behavior can be changed without effort, then it is probably not so habitually imbedded into our. . .
We must consciously pursue our recovery. Although staying committed to our addictive patterns takes great effort, the underlying attachment. . .
Whether we stay tied to our addictions or we work our way into healthier means of emotional navigation will depend on where we put our focus and direct our. . .
One way of looking at a life lived locked within addictive patterns is that it is a life lived badly. While everybody has some addictive attachments—they are. . .
Addictions potentially serve to soothe the emotional edges created by a consistently agitating experience of life. Usually we are not aware of these underlying. . .
At the root of active addiction lies the idea that comfort will be experienced through ongoing exposure to that to which we are addicted. Even when we have. . .
It is very important to keep in mind that a life in recovery from addiction is not one of perfection. Very often, addictive behaviors represent an unconscious attempt. . .
Successful recovery from addiction can be viewed from the perspective of consciousness. Initially, recovery may emphasize abstinence, and while. . .
The motivation to make changes that are strong enough to successfully challenge addictive patterns has to come from somewhere. And often, this level of. . .
The transition from addiction to recovery is an inside job. In many ways, the process of active addiction is too. In our addiction, we are using a substance or. . .