When Grief and Chemical Dependency Intersect

Dave Roberts
Apr 9 · 5 min read
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Reliance on Support Groups

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Stories are Important for Personal Growth

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Emphasis on Self–Care

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Circular Journeys

The journeys of both the chemically dependent person and bereaved individual are circular rather than linear. A chemically dependent individual may re-experience urges to use at any time in their recovery due to contact with old places, people and things that contributed to their use, or due to stress. Their ability to effectively manage those urges are crucial to sustaining continued sobriety.

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Dave Roberts

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Adjunct professor of psychology-Utica College. Past HuffPost contributor. Writes primarily about growth after grief and loss www.bootsyandangel.com

Betterism

Betterism

Be better at whatever you're building.