I have always asked myself if other recovering alcoholics have the same insecure attachment issues as me – can I really extrapolate my straw poll of alcoholics in recovery, whom I know to have insecure attachment issues, to the whole recovery movement? And if other alcoholics do suffer from […]
In our previous blog we wondered if some commentators, who have co-occurring disorders may be puzzled at how having a “spiritual malady” could be related in any way to have a co-occurring condition? This is a pretty valid question? For me sometimes there is a confusion […]
I feel alcoholics have remarkably similar reactions to life and these centre on an inherent difficulty regulating stress and emotion. Some aspects of behaviour I have noticed in me and in others are, among others, distress based reactions such as perfectionism, distress intolerance and frustration intolerance, normally exemplified in […]
Check out my First blog on Addictionland!! 🙂 By Way Of Introduction – Addiction Recovery Blog – addictionland.com.
This is an excellent animation of what makes us addicts and also what recovery is and how it is achieved – explained in the most simple way possible. Recommended.
“Staying in Action” Part 3 by alcoholicsguide In this third part of our blog on the gambling addicts version of “dry drunk” we look at further “symptoms” of this. We hasten to add that a good 12 step program would soon iron out most of these emotional and behavourial […]
In the first of many blog on the commonalities in different additive behaviours we briefly consider whether there are brain mechanism similarities in different addictive of obsessive compulsive behaviours. People affected by binge eating, substance abuse and obsessive compulsive disorder all share a common pattern of decision making […]