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Repairing Relationships: Acceptance, Honesty, and Moving Forward

Repairing Relationships: Acceptance, Honesty, and Moving Forward

  One of the gifts of sobriety is the ability to begin repairing relationships. Oftentimes, these relationships were rocky to begin with, and they were inevitably made worse during active addiction. Although moving forward in these interactions isn’t easy, it is possible to do so with the application of a few principles that I’ve been taught in treatment and programs. Acceptance, self-acceptance, and honesty have helped me start to rebuild relationships with my family and friends … Read entire article »

Filed under: Love and Relationships, Recovery

Accepting Help: The Hands That Are Waiting

Accepting Help: The Hands That Are Waiting

  There’s a strange and crippling mechanism which never ceases to execute flawlessly within my mind, one that predisposes me to addiction and closes the door to self-acceptance, leaving only one solitary escape from an otherwise dead-end. Have you ever experienced the odd phenomena of a compliment? There’s nothing in this world that terrifies me more than when someone offers me one. In these moments my inner system screeches to a stop and sends the person … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Alcohol and Drugs, Treatment

Accepting Ourselves

Accepting Ourselves

  Being accepted is something that I think we all inherently yearn for. When we don’t feel accepted, we reach out for acceptance and try to find it by fitting in with others, by using drugs and alcohol, by acting out – the ways we try to fit in never end. At the end of the day, the only people who can really make us feel accepted and at peace with ourselves, are ourselves. How do … Read entire article »

Filed under: Life, Spirituality