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Money management doesn’t come easy for all of us – especially people with an addiction or substance abuse problem.
For those in addiction recovery, the primary outsource of their income was most likely their substance of choice.
However now in recovery, it’s important to be more financially responsible to ensure the effects of your treatment remain as the building blocks for a long and healthy addiction recovery.
Getting sober is hard enough, but trying to start afresh once you’re in addiction recovery can in many ways be more difficult.
Stepping back into the workplace and resuming a ‘normal’ lifestyle after spending years as an addict can be overwhelming and the transition demands several steps in order ensure your recovery is successful.
In this article, we have outlined ten actions you can take to improve your chances of successful recovery.
Addiction and emotional immaturity are closely linked, with many addicts turning to using or drinking in order to escape their realities. The lack of emotional maturity is usually explained in terms of an attachment trauma or “relational” stress during childhood.
When there is a lack of appropriate direction and support from parents during childhood, a person cannot internalise suitable emotional controls, meaning they do not learn to control their internal emotional responses.
During addiction recovery, addicts begin to develop emotional skills they never had before.
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