How many times have you thought something negative, rude, shouted at yourself, or beaten yourself up over your addiction, mental health or any other issue? If it were someone else, we would be arrested for abuse, yet we allow ourselves to be treated this way, which doesn’t help us achieve our long term goals or maintain our recovery.
Find out how to overcome this type, and other types of negative thinking and self talk here…
We all know just how important the love, companionship and bond that is created between the animal and it’s owner.
In addiction recovery and mental health, these bonds can become a driving force to motivate change in ourselves and help overcome some of the loneliness and isolation addicts feel throughout their active using and drinking. This can then be made even worse with mental health issues too.
Find out how pets and animals can help us throughout our active addiction, into recovery and help us overcome the difficulties we often feel with mental health conditions.
Coming up over the next two days is our micro-series looking at overcoming trust issues and repairing infidelity in our relationships with others who may be still using, drinking or in recovery or those who help us as addicts, even if we are still using, drinking or in recovery.
It’s not easy, it takes a second to damage a relationship and time, effort and action to repair them.
These articles should be able to help you with that!…
Those who have never been dependent on an addictive substance will see addicts behavior as highly irrational. They do not have the addict’s ability to rationalise the irrational in order to explain away their own self destruction. This individual is not willfully doing something to cause harm to themselves or other people. As far as they are concerned, what they are doing is right and necessary.
It are these polar opposite thought processes and behaviours that help explain why addiction is so destructive.
Continue reading this article to find out the reasons, science and psychology behind the lies, thought processes and behaviours that addicts employ and how to change this destructive pattern of behaviour.