Archive for July 2014

Grieving the Loss of an Addiction

As discussed in the post, “The Addictive Relationship“, many people form a very real “relationship” with their addiction. Many even call it their “best friend.” When a person loses someone to death or divorce they understandably go through the stages of grief. It is logical then that someone would also experience the stages of grief when they stop an addiction due to the relationship they have formed through the addictive  process. This loss is more complex however. Imagine that one