Today we listen to the research wisdom of William White in relation to family recovery, especially long term. Family recovery is much overlooked and not adequately supported long term in terms of “after care” which is incredible when one considers that interpersonal factors such as family relationships contribute […]
We continue to mine the research wisdom of William L White on the next few blogs. William White is one of a growing number of researchers looking into recovery. This is an oft neglected part of research although we are beginning to see research into the neurobiology of […]
Lessons from the recovery experience for research and practice Recovery is a ubiquitous concept but remains poorly understood and ill-defined, hindering the development of assessment tools necessary to evaluate treatment effectiveness. This study (1) examines recovery definitions and experiences among persons who self-identify as ‘in recovery. Recovery, however, […]
Guest Blog Filling the Empty Self by alcoholicsguide In the first part of this two part blog – we looked at how addicts in recovery move from a more negative (perhaps chronically negative) self schema to a more positive recovering self schema and how this now sense of self […]
In this two part blog I will look at how positive (as opposed to negative) views of self (self schema) lie at the heart of successful recovery and how negative self schema keep addicts in active addiction. I cite this study for much of these blogs (1)… “Psycho-social […]
Out of all the people I know who were in treatment before me and in the group after me, as well as with me and who completed the entire course of treatment most of them, i.e. a high majority of at least 3/4s, are still in recovery. This […]
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.
AA helps to reduce Impulsivity by alcoholicsguide One constant in studies on addiction and in alcoholism, in particular is the fundamental role played by impulsivity in these disorders. It is seen to be present in early use but appears to be more distress based (i.e. more negative urgency based) […]