8.17.2019

Emotional Sobriety...



𝐄𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐨𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲: 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝗪𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?⁣
#Emotional #sobriety is finally taking its rightful place in #addiction #recovery. Reaching this stage pushes sobriety from simply abstaining from an addictive behavior to creating a #lifestyle that reaches deeper emotional balance. This dimension to #recovery is one some never knew existed. This is very exciting!!
#emotional sobriety is often referred to as the missing link in achieving full addiction recovery—or what some call optimal recovery. It helps us reach a place in our lives where we truly feel emotionally whole. ⁣
We need to keep our emotional center of gravity within,⁣
learning to hold on to ourselves without letting other people's limited perceptions of us or our addiction define us or impact our behavior,⁣ pressuring ourselves to change, and⁣ seeing struggle as beneficial and grief as necessary.⁣ ⁣
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐔𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐄𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐨𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲?⁣
So many of us struggling with #alcoholism are plagued by #painful past experiences from before we became sober. Regardless of what happened, we can find ourselves stuck in the past or tied to a negative feeling. This creates what Fred H., author of Drop the Rock: The Ripple Effect, coined as sober #suffering. {AWESOME BOOK BY THE WAY} Unfinished business has a way of making us react to the present as though it were our past. Even though we are sober, this creates trouble because it interferes with our ability to cope with what is, which increases the risk of #relapse. When we are stuck in the past we can't deal well with what is going on now. We can’t achieve emotional sobriety.⁣

⁣  Obviously I’ve hit my word quota cause it won’t let me go further 🤬 Info can be found on Hazelden.org 

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