How Cognitive Distortions Harm our Recovery

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By: Marilyn L. Davis    “Cognitive distortions can be defined as faulty or problematic ways of thinking about ourselves and the world that leave us feeling anxious, out of control and often helpless.” ― Sonali Gupta, Anxiety: Overcome It and Live Without Fear   What are Cognitive Distortions?   People in 12 Step based meetings refer to…

Thinking Your Way Out of A Relapse

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  By: Ben Rose  “Free your mind, and your ass will follow” – Funkadelic   Stinking Thinking Gets You Closer to a Relapse Addictive thinking is a potential sign of relapse. While this isn’t a new concept for those in recovery, we must remember it. Changing addictive thinking and stinking thinking means replacing distorted and…

How Your Recovery Message Makes a Difference

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It doesn’t matter what your rock bottom was; some are high, and some are low. That’s the nature of bottoms; they are not predictable. But whatever your bottom was, there’s someone out there who has a similar story and just needs to know how to get up and succeed. That’s where your story comes in. If you don’t write it, that person doesn’t know that someone else survived and thrived.