An addiction focuses all of our energy on one specific outlet, ignoring all other. We begin to connect with only one thing, which causes other important connects in our lives to start to dissolve and fade. Recovery is the opposite, not just abstinence, but rebuilding connections to this big beautiful world around us.
Who exactly should I talk to? Should I tell all of them, or just a couple? What if they don’t understand or judge me? And more than that, how do we get around the guilt, shame and embarrassment I feel about my addiction?