Being assertive is simply being able to stand up for yourself without being aggressive or manipulative.
Shame is a part of addiction - it is impossible to find an addict who doesn’t harbor deep feelings of shame.
Hope is the feeling that something good will happen - a longing fuelled with so much passion, we truly believe it’s possible.
Trauma is a physical or emotional injury from the past this still causes emotional pain in the present.
Several individuals seeking addiction treatment have a co-occurring psychological issue. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of these.
‘King Baby’ is a personality type particularly common with addicts. It is characterized by the alcoholic or drug addict never growing out of their childish, or infantile, behaviour.
One of the most important elements of recovery is developing the ability to take care of oneself.
Many people believe that addicts are amoral and weak – they lose control of their lives, hurt the people they love and, despite knowing the dangers of alco