I’m always looking for helpful websites that pertain to PTSD and its many manifestations, one being substance abuse. We know that substance abuse is one of the major problems combat vets with PTSD, face.
I recently came across the fix, which I can’t say enough good things about. Wow, do they have some awesome articles!
As someone whose life has been affected by a loved one’s abuse of alcohol and other substances, I’m always looking for new insights. Years of attending Al-Anon, Open AA meetings, plus attending over 60 lectures at a treament center on understanding alcoholism and its effects on the alcoholic and his family, certainly opened my eyes to the complexity of the disease.
Even with all that education, I still feel there is so much to learn. Today, I still consider myself “a recovering person.” I’ve read that sometimes a “co-alcoholic” is even sicker in their thinking, than the practicing alcoholic. When I first learned that fact, I recoiled at the idea that that could be so!
But today I am convinced that it is certainly possible. My thinking had gotten so warped when I was living in the alcoholic atmosphere, that I actually started telling myself, “I’m strong. I can take whatever he dishes out!” Now, how sick is that?? They don’t call it “stinking thinking” for nothing.
Thankfully, today I have regained my sanity, and live a peaceful life. I’ve learned the hard way that we have to take care of ourselves, before anyone else. So if you want to learn from others who have “walked the walk” check out the fix- addiction and recovery, straight up.
I will be referring to their website and what they have to offer, quite often. I feel I have found a great resource there, and am happy to pass it on. We’re all “a work in progress.” There is help and knowledge so readily available now, for those that want it.
I shudder to think what direction my life might have gone in, if it hadn’t been for my reaching out to those who knew more than I. So visit their site. You’ll be glad you did.