Dating sober addict

31-Aug-2016 09:05

Alcohol abuse and substance abuse not only affects the individual with the problem but also the entire family.

To say I was a good wife prior to my sobriety would be a lie, I was not in so many ways.Individuals who succeed in getting over the hump of such habit change usually do so by making themselves look ahead to a future and more desirable state which will be the actual and lasting reward of their present, unrewarded efforts.Everyone knows how difficult it is to do this – and how easy it is to succumb to excuses and rationalizations which permit one to abandon his efforts while managing to save face by telling himself that "I’ll get back to it later" or "Now is not a good time to be doing this – but in the future, when circumstances are more favorable, I will certainly resume my efforts." Addictive thinking is notorious for its smooth and lawyerly ability to "plead its case" and to make the afflicted individual actually believe that he is making a rational decision in his own best interest, when in fact he is simply being yanked around by the addiction like a puppet on a string.We're told as family members became alarmed recently and began making a full-court press ... Somehow, Cory was able to compartmentalize his life into a tragic tale of 2 cities ...and the city where he slipped became the city where he died.

To say I was a good wife prior to my sobriety would be a lie, I was not in so many ways.Individuals who succeed in getting over the hump of such habit change usually do so by making themselves look ahead to a future and more desirable state which will be the actual and lasting reward of their present, unrewarded efforts.Everyone knows how difficult it is to do this – and how easy it is to succumb to excuses and rationalizations which permit one to abandon his efforts while managing to save face by telling himself that "I’ll get back to it later" or "Now is not a good time to be doing this – but in the future, when circumstances are more favorable, I will certainly resume my efforts." Addictive thinking is notorious for its smooth and lawyerly ability to "plead its case" and to make the afflicted individual actually believe that he is making a rational decision in his own best interest, when in fact he is simply being yanked around by the addiction like a puppet on a string.We're told as family members became alarmed recently and began making a full-court press ... Somehow, Cory was able to compartmentalize his life into a tragic tale of 2 cities ...and the city where he slipped became the city where he died.That's where he became a drug addict with a serious drinking problem.