Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure
The answer to the question, “What is suffering?” is complicated. It is not necessarily about pain, for example. Some people have reported that pain can be rewarding, such as mothers describing childbirth or athletes preparing
One of Viktor Frankl’s key ideas was that a person could be optimistic about his or her life in spite of suffering. Frankl was a brilliant psychiatrist who said that the most fundamental motivation for
At SCHC, we offer a family program webpage. Each article discusses ways to help your adult child embrace adulthood and pursue a meaningful existence that will ultimately result in a satisfying quality of life. 1.
Getting Comfortable It is a basic human instinct to avoid suffering. In fact, innovations that have created our modern day infrastructure have unequivocally been motivated by this basic human instinct. Each passing generation, when compared
It is one of those truisms about life that bad things happen to everyone, including good people. This is just the way life is. Cars get flat tires. People are told by their doctor that
One of the principles of living that we teach in our program is to “Live life on life’s terms.” This is a common comment in 12-step programs, and it is also found in psychology. But