Couples, Alcohol and Recovery article by George Taylor
Alcoholics and Psychotherapists: An analysis of counter-transference issues
article by George Taylor
People needing recovery are usually addicted to behaviors and/or thoughts which are damaging to them.
In the recovery world, the term "bottoming out" refers to that moment when a person realizes that they have created so much pain and damage, to their health, family, relationships or career, that they have to change. They have to begin a new life, free of drugs and/or alcohol.
This is the point at which true healing can begin.
I have helped many people enter into, and maintain their recovery. This means two main things:
- Stabilizing behaviors and thoughts so the addictive behavior is avoided.
- Creating an active support system, which might include psychotherapy or group work with me, 12th step groups, other medical professionals, and meetings with friends and family.
Recovery is an on-going process that can rebuild a person's self esteem, and help them to feel more compassion, forgiveness and generosity. It creates many other positive effects in relationships, at work, and in the extended family.
It is not an easy path, and requires a powerful commitment to doing good and to changing behaviors.
I've worked with many individuals and couples in recovery from
- Eating disorders
- Sexual addictions
My personal journey to health has included recovery from drugs, alcohol and negative thinking, about myself and the world.
Couples, Alcohol and Recovery by George Taylor