Addictive personality and dating
The Psychiatrist 12 Step Groups Atlanta Resources FAQs Original Papers Psychiatry Links Recovery Links Stress & Wellness Links Web Resources Honesty Citations in the AA Big Book Is Lying Part of the Addiction?Rigorous Honesty Self-Honesty Ten Common Lies Compulsive Gamblers Tell having to say you are sorry à and finally, when being sorry is no longer good enough for others who have been repeatedly hurt by the addiction, addiction often means being sorry all alone.It means that people in recovery get stressed easily. Those in recovery are typically more open-minded than the rest of society. Whether or not they want to admit it, many people in recovery rely heavily on others.Some doctors believe that this trait is why they’re open to receiving treatment in the first place. This co-dependency makes many of them go girl or guy crazy and start many new relationships.Not everyone is aware of the personality traits of people in addiction recovery.However, knowing some of these traits can make interacting with them easier.
I was surprised that everybody else was doing it, so I wrote a book.
Addiction is often said to be a disease of denial à but it is also a disease of regret.
When the addictive process has lasted long enough and penetrated deeply enough into the life and mind of the addict, the empty space left by the losses caused by progressive, destructive addiction is filled up with regrets, if-onlys and could-have-beens.
Lang of Florida State University, author of an addiction study prepared for the United States National Academy of Sciences, said, "If we can better identify the personality factors, they can help us devise better treatment and can open up new strategies to intervene and break the patterns of addiction." Experts describe the spectrum of behaviors designated as addictive in terms of five interrelated concepts which include: patterns, habits, compulsions, impulse control disorders, and physical addiction.
While there is debate over whether there is one “addictive personality,” there seem to be people who are particularly vulnerable to develop an addiction to certain substances or behaviors.