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What Gratitude Can Do For You...Especially if You're in Recovery

If you're in recovery from addiction, then perhaps you already know why you want to stay sober. See how gratitude can help you with sobriety in your life.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

There  a quite a few adults who lived with an alcoholic while growing up. According to an article on Psychology Today, Ann Smith says, 18% of adults grew up with an alcoholic. As a child they may not realize that they are living with an alcoholic or that living with one is affecting them. Most don't even realize the scars, until they get older. Therapy is effective in helping adult children of alcoholics. Below are some important elements of effective treatment and recovery.

Dealing with Divorce and Addiction

Some people who suffer from addiction, can be really good at hiding the fact that they have an addiction. Because of this, a lot of people may not know that they are marrying an addict. Another thing that is common is that the addiction is developed later in the marriage. This can later lead to divorce. A contributor writer for "Divorce Magazine," says choosing to divorce can be a difficult for both people. The writer writes about how to deal with divorce and addiction. 

Finding the Courage to Be Yourself in Relationships

For recovering addicts, relationships can be one of the most challenging areas of life.  It’s where we might feel the most vulnerable, uncomfortable, or emotionally weak. Relationships tend to trigger us in ways that other areas of life don’t. And this is especially true for those who have struggled with an addiction in the past.