How it Works: Principle #3 – Addiction affects and is intertwined with every relationship in a person’s life
There is no way that addiction can leave the people closest to you unaffected. Because of this, they play an important role in moving forward.
Are they helpful in the process? Do they support you? Or might they make things more difficult?
Maybe it’s a confusing mixture of “all of the above”?
A few more questions:
Addiction causes wreckage. As a result of yours:
- Is there an agreement (spoken or unspoken) that you owe somebody something?
- Exactly what is due?
- How does this work?
- When is the debt “paid in full”?
- What is the “currency” being exchanged?
These questions need to be addressed. Ideally, everyone involved will explore the answers with an open-mind and an open-heart, and furthermore, be willing to accept their part in this complicated dance.
Principle 3 Worksheets
One of the ways to disentangle the components and responsibilities among participants is by identifying “The Roles” each one plays. Here are two short excerpts from Principle #3’s Worksheets. These exercises, and others like them, provide insight into how Alchemist Recovery does exactly this:
Click to view Roles Worksheet
In dealing with relationships, Alchemist Recovery has the advantage of its Eastern Medicine viewpoint. We utilize techniques that remove the personalization of any “negative” thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors that may be involved.
In other words, we have ways to remove the weight of any implied, or outright, guilt, shame, blame or anger that you may be feeling.
These methods are thousands of years old, have helped millions of people and been proven effective through the test of time. With a little practice, they can help you transform any, and all, of your relationships.
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