At the heart of Dr. Gabon Mate’s life work is the following question: “The question is never “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?” The research literature is unequivocal: most hard-core substance abusers come from abusive homes.” “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to […]
via Gabor Mate: Addiction and Trauma Therapist and Author — Emotional Sobriety: Mind, Body, & Soul
For many years, I worked hard to build a charmed life. I had been living that life to the fullest until the time came when I took a precipitous fall into the abyss of alcoholism. Unwittingly, I claimed my family as hostages and took them right along with me.
I survived addiction and have been in recovery since February 9, 2007. Since that time I have been working courageously to face down "the ghost" and eliminate the demons of my past.
I find that writing My Story has had great therapeutic value. If along the way, my experience can help one person, or maybe even more, well....that would be pretty awesome.
I also pray that my blog will help illuminate the generational cycle of child abuse that continues to plague our society today. By bringing awareness to what is often called "Our Nations Shame" I have faith that one day soon we will witness real progress toward the illumination and understanding of child abuse, followed by its eradication from the under belly of mankind.
I have faith! But, faith without works is dead. I pray everyday for the strength, the courage, and the resolve, to take action!
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