Perfectionism Fuels Addiction

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“No one would ever see a drunk, passed out in the gutter, and say, ‘There lies a perfectionist!’ But that’s exactly what I was! If I couldn’t do life perfectly, then I wouldn’t bother even trying.”

These were the words of a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, describing himself before he […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Perfectionism Fuels Addiction

What Are Addicts Really Like?

Just who are alcoholics and drug addicts? What are they REALLY like?

Answers from Chris Lawford’s and Patrick Kennedy’s book What Addicts Know may surprise you, but not those of us who work with those struggling with these conditions on a daily basis. Addicts, generally speaking, are among “the most interesting, fascinating, and gifted people.”

This may […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on What Are Addicts Really Like?

Loving an Addict—Hurricane & Honeymoon

When you love someone who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction, your relationship can often feel like a cycle between honeymoons and hurricanes! We’re heading into the hurricane season here in the U.S. Imagine one day you’re enjoying the beautiful weather of early fall—blue skies, a gentle breeze, moderate temperatures. Then suddenly, you get news […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Loving an Addict—Hurricane & Honeymoon