On Wednesday and Thursday… I was a bit of a negative nancy. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed- I gave “being in a good mood” a solid, honest effort- but it just wasn’t coming naturally to me. 540 more words
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Bill White introduces a new concept, precovery:
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Precovery involves several simultaneous processes: physical depletion of the drug’s once esteemed value, cognitive disillusionment with the using lifestyle (a “crystallization of discontent” resulting from a pro/con analysis of “the life”), growing emotional distress and self-repugnance, spiritual hunger for greater meaning and purpose in life, breakthroughs in perception of self and world, and (perhaps most catalytic in terms of reaching the recovery initiation tipping point) exposure to recovery carriers–people who offer living proof of the potential for a meaningful life in long-term recovery.
When you’ve lived for a long time with depression in someone you love, moving past the illness can be a real challenge.
Even once recovery and good health becomes a reality, those who walked alongside the depressed person in the worst of times carry scars that can come to the surface pretty easily. 233 more words