Anyone who surfs knows that their are good days and bad days. One day it’s rough and choppy, and the next day you catch the perfect wave. Urge surfing is defined by this ebb and flow of life. You have to ride the wave with grace.
Talking to a loved one about addiction is difficult. You don’t want them to think you are attacking them or trying to make them feel bad. The goal isn’t to make them feel guilty; the goal is to make sure they get the help they need. Here are 5 questions to ask your addicted loved one.
Break the addiction cycle by understanding how drug and alcohol addiction affects the brain. The cycle begins with a fantasy about alcohol or drugs followed by shame and guilt for giving into that fantasy. Avoid relapse and end this dangerous cycle.