When dealing with a drug addiction or mental disorder, a person often reports an overwhelming loss of control in various sectors of life. Thoughts can begin racing off in different directions, emotions can swing widely in unpredictable trajectories and behaviors can become uncontrollable.
Even after seeking help and surviving a harmful relationship with an illicit substance, regaining control of activities that should be naturally instinctive can be the most difficult part to process. It’s important to consider that while someone in recovery may not be able to master his or her internal thoughts, emotions or behavior, there are still many ways to feel in control of one’s life. One example is influencing one’s external environment. Read more