Successful recovery from any addiction requires discovery – and resolution – of the Core Issues that are the drivers for relapse.
Core issues are the ‘drivers’ that keep individuals locked in addictive behavior patterns and ways of thinking.
Today, we will look at the first core issue, as described in an excellent document by Friends of Recovery, Vermont.
See Core Issues in Treatment and Recovery (PDF).
The addiction professionals at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery can assist you in uncovering and resolving your core issues. We are experts in assisting resolving Traumas and/or PTSD. Many individuals struggling with addiction experienced Trauma at some point in their lives.
Men and ‘Letting Go’
Men, in particular, usually have difficulty in ‘letting go’ the John Wayne/strong male facade that our culture demands. In order to resolve a problem – you have to recognize and admit there is a problem. At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we create and provide a ‘safe’ space for men to be vulnerable and evaluate their core issues. Here, men can break down the strong male facade demanded by everyday professional life and relationships – and experience their Authentic Self; often for the first time.
Trauma Treatment and Resolution
Providing treatment and counseling for Trauma is an important part of Addiction Recovery. And, Trauma resolution can be an involved process. Recovery from trauma always involves the whole person: Body, Mind and Spirit. Our experienced trauma resolution professionals at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery provide counseling and support in a holistic manner for the Whole Man. Along with our professional trauma counseling – we provide Nutritional Guidance, Meditation, Activities and opportunities to explore your personal Spirituality.
If you are one of the fortunate individuals whose addiction does not include past Trauma, that is good. Your addiction recovery can move on to resolving other Core Issues in Recovery.
The point of Addiction Recovery is: Identifying and Resolving Core issues that can cause relapse and a return to addiction behavior patterns. Without this kind of deep personal work on every level – Body, Mind and Spirit – relapse is all too common.