It’s no secret that addiction leads down a dark path for most people, going so far as to land some in prison. Another hot-button topic that has made headlines in the past few years is prison overcrowding. There’s a very obvious link between the two. The US federal prisons are overcrowded to a dangerous degree. To put it in perspective, current figures point to as many as 1 out of every 100 Americans is currently behind bars. Of those, 50% are there for drug-related offenses.
What’s left when all else fails? When our human resources are inadequate and no amount of willpower, brainpower, or personal effort can help us surmount an obstacle? Is there an ally that we’ve neglected to call upon?
Addiction, Family, And Parenting. They don’t mix well. At all, to be honest. Sometimes when I’m under the influence of something or other, I’ll have imaginary conversations with loved ones.
If you’re an addict or alcoholic, you’ve probably explored many of these? But what do you do when you’re ready to live differently? More on filling up a God-shaped hole here…with a section at the end for your questions or comments.
Addiction recovery almost always involves dealing with anger. Anger may be directed at oneself, at specific people, at less-specific entities (like law enforcement), or at society as a whole. Without learning to process anger in a constructive manner, a person with an addiction cannot move forward toward recovery.