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Do you react or do you respond? For the most of us, we react.
We react with anger, sadness or anxiety. This normally results in us losing control of our emotions and inevitably the situation we find ourselves in.
At our addiction rehabilitation centre, we regularly meet families of our patients who struggle with staying behind the invisible line that separates supporting a loved one from enabling territory.
The truth is, no one likes to see their loved ones in any pain or distress, and our need to alleviate their discomfort is only natural.
For those out there who have let their New Year’s resolutions slip, or who are trying to maintain or start a life free from drug and alcohol abuse, here are a few more “realistic” resolutions that the recovering addict should consider.
“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviours.” – American Society of Addiction Medicine Board, April 19, 2011.
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