People suffering from the disease of addiction invariably live a life of dishonesty and deception. To hide their drug usage and behaviors from others, they tell lie after lie to everyone around them – their spouse, their family, their friends, their coworkers, their boss, and most especially, themselves. It is a vicious and self-perpetuating cycle.
"I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay." ~Iyanla Vanzant,
“The acceptance of an opportunity to take the A.A. plan to a sufferer of alcoholism entails very real and critically important responsibilities. Every member, undertaking the sponsorship of a fellow alcoholic, must remember that he is offering what is frequently the last chance of rehabilitation, sanity, or maybe life itself." ~ Clarence S., the original
You can literally be addicted to anything – gambling, exercise, food, not eating food, work, alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, the television, shopping, coffee, sugar, sex, video games, love, Facebook, science, cults, and probably 10 other things! In addictions, there’s a compulsion to continue doing the addictive behavior. You have to have that cup of coffee
Happy August Everyone, I have wanted to start a monthly post regarding addiction and recovery for several years. Having written articles for other sources, I enjoy being able to share my experience with those seeking information about addiction. August is a meaningful month for to start the Ashwood Recovery article. Ashwood is celebrating 6 years