One of the difficulties confronted in early recovery is expressed by the notion that “trust takes years to develop but can be destroyed in a moment.”
People in early recovery are often confronted by this dynamic—and many other challenges—in their relationships with their families. It is extremely useful to be aware of the common traps that people in early recovery can become entangled in with their families. New ways of coping with difficult scenarios can be learned in therapy, and new relational patterns can be implemented. This article by psychiatrist Michael Ascher and psychologist Barry Lessin should be required reading for clinicians, people in early recovery and their families.
– Richard Juman, PsyD
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