Facing up to the truth of addiction is tough. All too often the denial of a situation can prolong the need to confront an issue. At Port of Call, we talk to lots of people who are locked into this kind of vicious circle of addiction and denial. Refusing to acknowledge that you have an addiction is not uncommon and denial in addiction is very common. Read our blog to find out more about how this cycle of denial must be broken in order to fully engage with your recovery.
Alcohol Concern recently published some interesting new research into the attitudes and drinking behaviour of the General Public in the UK. Port of Call shares some of the key findings here, some of which make for surprising reading.
Countless novels about recovery and addiction have become available to the recovering addict to support their journey. Port of Call hand picks some of the standout titles currently available on Amazon.
Denial and addiction often go hand in hand. Many people we speak with are living alongside an addict or an alcoholic who refuses to acknowledge they have a problem. This phenomenon is not uncommon and denial is very much a symptom of addiction. Often an addicted person is the very last to person to recognise the destruction caused by their behaviour.