The Codependent Family-Roles

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The Codependent Family-Roles

Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

I decided as part of my blogging series, “Recovery in Addiction Series”, to include a few blogs on the family. It is an undisputed fact that family is directly affected by addiction and in most cases, it is the family that eventually help to motivate change in an addict or at least do their utmost to do so. Families also suffer immense hardship through addiction and it does leave emotional scars in everyone. No one escapes the impact and effects of addiction.

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Emotional Recovery

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feel·ing
[ fee-ling]

NOUN
1.
the general state of consciousness considered independently of particular sensations, thoughts, etc.
2.
a consciousness or vague awareness: a feeling of inferiority.

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Fear of Fear

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[feer]

NOUN
1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights.
3. concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone’s safety.
4. reverential awe, especially toward God: the fear of God.
5. something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension; something a person is afraid of: Cancer is a common fear.

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In another person’s shoes

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Addiction dictionary definitionem·pa·thy
[ em-p uh-thee]
NOUN
1.
the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
2.
the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself: By means of empathy, a great painting becomes a mirror of the self.

“In Another Person’s Shoes”

Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

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Making excuses in addiction recovery

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Addiction dictionary definitionex·cuse

NOUN
Pronunciation /ɪkˈskjuːs//ɛkˈskjuːs/
1A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense.

‘there can be no excuse for any further delay’

‘the excuse that half the team failed to turn up’

[ verb ik- skyooz; noun ik- skyoos]

VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [EX·CUSED, EX·CUS·ING.]
2.
to offer an apology for; seek to remove the blame of: He excused his absence by saying that he was ill.
4.
to release from an obligation or duty: to be excused from jury duty.

Hi it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

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Depression in Recovery-How to recognise it?

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Addiction dictionary definitionde·pres·sion
[dih- presh- uhn]

NOUN
1.
the act of depressing.
2.
the state of being depressed.
3.
a depressed or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface.
4.
sadness; gloom; dejection.
5.
Psychiatry. a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.

Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

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Are You in Denial & Delusion in Recovery

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de·ni·al
[dih- nahy- uhl]

NOUN
1.
an assertion that something said, believed, alleged, etc., is false: Despite his denials, we knew he had taken the purse. The politician issued a denial of his opponent’s charges.
2.
refusal to believe a doctrine, theory, or the like.
3.
disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing.
4.
the refusal to satisfy a claim, request, desire, etc., or the refusal of a person making it.
5.
refusal to recognize or acknowledge; a disowning or disavowal: the traitor’s denial of his country; Peter’s denial of Christ.

Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

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You have more Courage than you know in Recovery & Life

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cour·age
[ kur-ij, kuhr-]
NOUN
1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
2. Obsolete. the heart as the source of emotion.
3. have the courage of one’s convictions to act in accordance with one’s beliefs, especially in spite of criticism.

Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

Courage

I don’t know about you, but when I used to hear the word Courage, the first image that would come to mind was soldiers on the front line. You could not get more courage than that. Risking their lives to fight an enemy, to defend their country.

The same applies to any other emergency service personnel who puts their life and well being on the line to protect other people. Wow

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How being in control is possible in Recovery

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con·trol
[k uhn- trohl]
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [CON·TROLLED, CON·TROL·LING.]
1. to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command: The car is difficult to control at high speeds. That zone is controlled by enemy troops.
2. to hold in check; curb: to control a horse; to control one’s emotions.
3. to test or verify (a scientific experiment) by a parallel experiment or other standards of comparison.
4. to eliminate or prevent the flourishing or spread of: to control a forest fire.
5. Obsolete. to check or regulate (transactions), originally by means of a duplicate register.

Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

How being in control is possible in recovery

When I was drinking, I was a control freak!!! Yes at the time if someone had told me that I would have got very angry, me a control freak. In hindsight now, and it did take a few years in recovery to admit this, I had to be nothing but a control freak. When you try to control the uncontrollable, what else are you going to be? I thought I was in control of my drinking, whereas in reality, my drinking was in control of me.

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You Now have the gift of Choice In Recovery

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choice
[chois]
NOUN
1. an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. His parents were not happy with his choice of friends.
2. the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option: The child had no choice about going to school.
3. the person or thing has chosen or eligible to be chosen: This book is my choice. He is one of many choices for the award.
4. an alternative: There is another choice.
5. an abundance or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of candidates.

Hi, it’s Dermot again. If you read my last blog on chemical dependency, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a “Recovery from Addiction Series”, If not read on:

Choice

“Choice is a gift, Choice is an immense power that we all have been given freely”.

The greatest awareness I ever got in my early recovery was that I was suddenly free from the burden of addiction. I literally was a slave to alcohol, it controlled me 24/7, like a bull with a nose ring it leads me on a very dangerous journey. It occupied my thoughts, it suppressed my feelings and it was killing my body & soul.

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