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. . .
Beyond just the pursuit of physical abstinence, recovery from addiction is marked by a developing change in perspective. It is a process of. . .
Our experience of the world is primarily a subjective one dictated by what we experience in our inner world at any given point in time. It is actually. . .
The process of active addiction is necessarily a journey away from our true selves. Addiction is the process of distraction and protection from the painful parts of. . .
One of the biggest barriers that keep us active in our addictive patterns is the inability to believe that we could live without any particular addiction. For many. . .
The thought of letting go of certain addictions can seem as daunting as it seems necessary. It is important to remember that the reason it is difficult. . .
At their center, addictions are an attempt to regulate and control our emotional experience. They generally represent a misguided attempt to. . .
Our addictions develop as an attempt at finding harmony. Addictive patterns represent a rigid dependence on substances or behaviors that seem to soothe our emotional experience. . .
Although it may not always feel like it, life is always an adventure. And our addicted lives are an important part of this adventure. Often, though. . .