The Big Question About Addiction .... What is it by Rose Lockinger
Denial and lying are integral components of the complex disease of addiction. Denial is a complex defense mechanism that helps protect addiction. Lying allows for the rationalization and denial to create a realm where only the addict exists. For myself, lying began long before drug use, in my childhood. I lied as a child primarily … Continue reading Denial And Lying In Addiction And Recovery
Some good news: recovery treatment has advanced and it's no longer true that someone has to hit "rock bottom" to get help. A structured intervention might possibly be the solution that will start a lifetime of sobriety. An intervention helps a person see the link between their alcohol or drug use and the problems in their life. … Continue reading Conducting an Intervention – for the Alcoholic or Addict
Learn more about family support groups. There are many choices to pick from. Don't blow this off! Family education groups provide information about the nature of a substance use disorder; its effects on the loved one, the family, and others; the nature of relapse and recovery; and family dynamics. These groups often motivate families to become more involved in treatment.