[one_half_last]Welcome to the Addiction Recovery Blog RoundUp. I hope you enjoy what I found for you this week.
Break the Cycle of Co-Dependency With Your Addicted Child
This week MomShiningLight over at Parent Pathway is talking about one of her realizations in her codependency recovery journey. She states: “If I were to pay DUI fines and clear other slates then what lesson does that teach my loved one? It teaches them that if they fall then someone else will pick them [/one_half_last]up. This is not a good lesson.” And she is right. We all must learn to solve our own problems and to be responsible for our actions as well as the consequences of our actions. These are tough life lessons to watch, very difficult to practice, AND they help everyone in the family system to grow and heal.
Now I Know
During the holidays I know that many individuals struggled with relapse and the potential for relapse. Over at The Sober Garden, one of the posts this week is talking about the writer’s relapse at Christmas. The writer says: “But hey, I’ve also learned something today: I can’t cheat sobriety”. How huge is that? Painful honesty. And when you are able to discard your old belief and adopt this new one, you increase your ability to move forward in your recovery.
10 Rebuttals to 12-Step Naysayers
This is a great post responding to individuals who say that AA is not for them. Josie over at The Miracle is Around the Corner notes: “…going it alone, the journey can be quite a bit tougher…” – so true. Now I am not a believer that everyone will find success through AA, I think it works for some and not for others. However, I do believe that you must find other individuals who understand and are able to support you on your journey. I have heard many of these same arguments over time and she has some good responses.
In Recovery Magazine – “But it’s Super Bowl Sunday!”
Special Occasions = everybody drinks right? I know you may feel like this is true – but it is not. 30% of American Adults don’t drink at all. EVER. Jana Green over at The Beggar’s Bakery has a guest post at In Recovery Magazine the week addressing the Super Bowl and other celebratory occasions. As she notes: “…it’s not about what is going on around me, but about being okay in my own skin wherever that might be…” So true. I put the link here to her blog because I was afraid that if I linked directly you wouldn’t get there. So it will take you two clicks – but it is well worth your time.
Symptoms Of A High Functioning Alcoholic
Finally this week, Julie over at Sober Julie has identified some of the symptoms of a high functioning alcoholic. You may know someone like this (or question yourself) – the person who holds down a job, manages family, and has a beautiful home….and drinks. But you may not know they drink or you may not be aware of the extent of their drinking. As Julie notes: “A high functioning alcoholic doesn’t fit within the stereotype of a “Drunk” on a day to day basis.” Someone who is a high functioning alcoholic has a drinking pattern that may not be totally disrupting their life, but is certainly affecting it and changing it negatively.
That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!
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