Addiction is a Disease of Disconnection. The Cure is Connection.
In this episode of Overcoming Betrayal and Addiction, Dr. Rob and Tami debunk a common lie that addicts often tell themselves: that they can go through the recovery process “by themselves.” Think again! Addiction is a disease of disconnection. The only way out of it is learning how to connect. That is the essence of what recovery is. Addicts have to learn how to be vulnerable, learn empathy, and uncouple the narrative that they’re terrible people.