By the time you get to recovery, you have had multiple losses in your life, often related to childhood, many times due to being raised with abuse, addiction, mental illness, etc. Read More
Recovery is the ability to tolerate your feelings without the need to medicate, or engage in self-destructive or self-defeating behaviors and thoughts. Read More
Romanticizing involves glamorizing using behaviors and, in the moment, totally forgetting about the negative consequences. Read More
Resentments are like burrs in a saddle blanket, if you don't get rid of them they fester into an infection. Read More
Once the roller coaster car gets to a certain spot in the track, a threshold is met, there is no turning back, and it starts the downward loop - a relapse.
Claudia Black, M.S.W., Ph.D., works in the fields of addiction, codependency, and recovery.
When and how should we open up to loved ones?