Topic: emotional issues
Statute of Limitations
It’s sometimes said that the justified ones are by far the most dangerous. They’re the most difficult to let go of, and the most likely to develop into an obsession.
Topics: emotional issues, family dysfunction, maintaining sobriety
That’s the mystery: Not why some people become addicted to certain substances, but why others do not.
Topics: consequences, emotional issues, relapse
Recovery at Christmas
Having an escape plan or a back-up excuse should you need to leave a stressful situation quickly can also be very helpful.
Topics: emotional issues, maintaining sobriety
Topics: consequences, emotional issues, intervention
Solid at the Core
When you give in to panic, you find yourself with two problems rather than one: The thing that’s scaring you, and the fact that you’re panicky and can’t reason clearly.
Topics: anxiety, emotional issues, maintaining sobriety
But no matter how difficult a challenge or how great a triumph it is for us to get from there to here, life’s still going to keep throwing more problems at us.
Topics: emotional issues, maintaining sobriety, tools for recovery
The Anger Trap
He can recite the Steps and thump the Big Book with the best of them, but somehow missed out on one of the truly important lessons of most people’s recovery — the need for a degree of personal serenity.
Topics: abstinence, emotional issues, stress
What ‘Empathy’ Means
Topics: client engagement and motivation, counseling skills, emotional issues
The better we understand the origins of a depressed mood, the more likely we are to come up with an effective remedy.
Topics: depression, early recovery, emotional issues
The Grief Exception
Psychiatrists were encouraged to hold off on a diagnosis of depressive disorder until several months after such a loss.
Topics: depression, diagnosis, emotional issues, grief and loss