Thought For The Day

Today’s quotes surround the sad reality that most addicts tend to blame others for their problems…

“Addiction, at its worst, is akin to having Stockholm syndrome. You’re like a hostage who has developed an irrational affection for your captor. They can abuse you, torture you, even threaten to kill you, and you’ll remain inexplicably and disturbingly loyal.” (Georges Simeon)

“Blaming is what addicts do in order to make themselves feel better about their addiction. Finding someone or something to blame helps them feel like their addiction isn’t the real issue.” (Unknown)

“Too often, the people closest to the addict don’t really want to admit there is a problem. They minimize or justify the addict’s destructive behaviors, like the addict erroneously blaming everyone else for their own problem, all while ignoring the glaring evidence of the one who is really sick, that being the addict themselves.” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

“It’s important to fully understand the disease concept of addiction. That way you can step away from the “shame and blame game”, the one where you find yourself resenting the addict for always taking ownership of their disease.” (Andrew Arthur Dawson)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson