12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery Navigating by Allen Berger Ph. D.

By Allen Berger Ph. D.

This booklet supplies the instruments you want to paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're more likely to stumble upon in your route to long term restoration. even if you're dealing with relapse, studying to overcoming complacency, or take accountability in your emotions and activities, this booklet will equip you to beat the most universal relapse hazards.

Recovery from habit is frequently in comparison to a trip the place you meet new humans, rejuvenate your brain, physique, and spirit, and study new issues approximately your self that offer you desire for the long run. yet like any trips, there also are pitfalls which may jeopardize your sobriety.With his renowned booklet, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble restoration, Allen Berger has proven many folks the way to confront self-defeating ideas and behaviors which may sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen provides the instruments you want to paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're prone to come across in your route to long term restoration. even if you're dealing with relapse, studying to beat complacency, or taking accountability to your emotions and activities, this booklet will equip you to beat essentially the most universal relapse dangers as you're making your trek alongside “the street of satisfied Destiny.”

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In this case, the problem is not that thoughts about drinking or using sneak up on us. It’s that we don’t have the proper relationship to these thoughts. We don’t know what to do about them, and they’re scary. Many of us think that having these thoughts means that something is wrong with our program—we are heading toward a relapse. The reality is that it’s how we cope with these thoughts that will determine if we’re at risk for relapse, not the thoughts themselves. So let’s take a look at just what it is about our relationship with these creeping thoughts that puts us at risk for a relapse.

Stupid Thing 4 Failing to Understand and Develop a Healthy Relationship with Your Addict or Alcoholic Self Addiction has changed us in many ways, both physically and mentally. As our illness progressed, we developed an addict or alcoholic self that joined the rest of the selves that populate us. Over time, that self took complete control of our personality. Even now, in recovery, it’s still with us. And if we ignore or underestimate that addict or alcoholic self, we’re at a high risk for relapse.

The writers and animators have captured her struggle and communicated it in a very creative way that is meaningful to both adults and children. What I love about this film is that it illustrates the dilemma we all face. We are not of one mind. Each of us is comprised of many different selves, which we organize around the concept of who we think we should be. Very early in life many of us make a decision to shift the focus of our personal growth away from self-actualization—the understanding and expression of our truest self, in which all the components of our personality (our “selves”) are valued and integrated—toward actualizing a concept of who we should be.

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