Five Effective Ways to Move through Emotional Overwhelm

Five Effective Ways to Move through Emotional Overwhelm

It happens to all of us at some point in recovery: Life feels overwhelming. And for whatever reason, in that moment, we experience the “urge.”
We are human, after all, so beating ourselves up for momentarily considering reverting to an old behavior (drinking, using, gambling, etc.) is never effective. It is neither bad nor wrong to have these feelings or urges; what matters is how we choose to navigate the challenge.

12 Concepts of Recovery That Have Stood the Test of Time

12 Concepts of Recovery That Have Stood the Test of Time

I have read this provocative article by Stanton Peele a few times, each time finding parts with which I agree, and many with which I could not disagree more. Maybe I don’t understand what he means by “natural recovery from addiction.”  Are his 12 Concepts of Recovery a play against the 12 Steps of Recovery that work for me and for many? Certainly each of his 12 Concepts is encompassed in my personal recovery program – which also includes 12 Step work, and a  consistent and deepening relationship with my higher power…. what could be more natural than that?

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