New Show Helps Families of Addicts Understand Addiction

In this episode of Recovery ReLOVution, we’re talking about healing for families of addicts. It’s not just the addict that needs to recover. Families need to recover as well.


In the new episode of Recovery ReLOVution, the show’s host, Dr. Gala Gorman, challenges listeners to focus on their own healing. It’s not just the addict that needs to recover. Families of addicts need to recover as well. Most Recovery Stakeholders are so focused on helping their addicted loved one find their way to recovery that they have set their own needs aside.


In this episode, listeners will:


-Prioritize their own healing and well-being


-Relinquish control over their addicted loved one’s actions


-Accept that dealing with addicts is traumatizing and find out how to get help


As Gorman says, one of the things that gets in the way of healing is trauma. Victims of trauma don’t always know they’ve been traumatized. That’s why it’s important to seek professional help when trying to care for an addict.


Gorman refers to a recent article from Psychology Today which seeks to educate readers about the effect of long-term traumas. “One painful identification people make when they are victims of abuse occurs when they internalize their aggressor. In other words, they may start to identify with the person who hurt them the most, sometimes feeling protective or taking on their destructive point of view toward themselves.”


Described in the article is “The concept of the critical inner voice,” which is “a negative self-perception that we carry with us in our minds. All of us possess this inner critic, but those of us who are traumatized may experience this ‘voice’ as a deeply destructive and terrifying enemy whose attacks on us can feel crippling and constant and can lead to even life-threatening self-destructive behavior.”


Recovery Stakeholders should be aware of potential traumas and seek professional advice. There are also community resources available for families of addicts to get advice and support.


The Recovery ReLOVution show was created with the aim in mind to help family and friends of addicts restore peace and sanity to their world. Listeners now have an alternative to doing the same thing expecting a different result … the definition of insanity.


The show urges listeners to stretch themselves. The show’s tagline reflects this. Love the Addict. Outsmart the Addiction. Listeners, primarily Recovery Stakeholders, will likely find a particular interest since it’s difficult to avoid shaming their addict loved one.


When asked why she created the show, Gorman said, “Shaming just adds fuel to addiction’s fire. There is an alternative.”


The show’s host, Dr. Gala Gorman, is a holistic life coach and minister. She is the author of the Spiritual ApproachTM Series of books focused on practical spirituality. As an entrepreneur … mediator, publisher and, formerly, accounting firm partner, her experiences helped shape the creation of the show. As a change facilitator, she ignites transformation in businesses, families, students, clients and, especially, within herself.


Gorman has hopes that the show will help Recovery Stakeholders learn to set and hold effective boundaries to ignite positive change … in themselves and their loved one who is struggling with addiction.


Those interested in learning more about the show can visit here: RecoverYES.com/Episodes


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