Addiction Relapse: Short-Term Relief & Long-Term Nightmare

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Addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, sex or pornography, is a quick way to avoid feeling painful emotions.  One of the most difficult jobs of a recovering addict is to silence inner voices attempting  to seduce him or her into that short-term fix.  Rationalizations, distortions, and fabrications cause an addict to mistrust the self and ignore the severe consequences of relapse.

For more, see Self-Talk’s Role in Addiction Relapse in Vitality Special Edition 8.

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Chris Vallier

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