Debilitating Fear of the Future

Debilitating Fear of the Future

Of all the things we tend to be anxious about, our fear of the future might be one of the most common and also among the most debilitating. To have some anxiety about the uncertainty of the future is normal. We question the unknown. The unpredictable can be scary. Many of us take comfort in…

Fear of Inadequacy

Fear of Inadequacy

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Fear is a natural part of our experience as human beings, and the common fears that so many of us struggle with are universal elements of human nature. Looking at the fears that many of us grapple with,…

Why Do We Fear Sobriety?

Why Do We Fear Sobriety?

We experience many fears related to our addiction and recovery, and while it may seem perplexing that we would fear sobriety, many of us do in fact have a fear of what lies on the other side of our recovery. Because sobriety is our goal, it might seem counterintuitive that we would be afraid of…

How Do I Face My Fears of Recovery?

How Do I Face My Fears of Recovery?

Facing our fears is something we must learn to do if we want to stop our addictions from controlling our lives and directing our choices and behaviors. Fear plays a major role in our addictions, because we are often running from our fears when we turn to our addictions, in an attempt not to feel…