Such extraordinarily clear and concise words about what "recovery" from the challenges of mental illness entails. There is still so much misinformation in our global society and in our own backyards regarding the nature of mental illness.
. Ignoring the damage only allows it to leak out in intimate relationships in ways that make them hard to live in and to manifest in the next generation. That’s because growing up with addiction is traumatizing and the symptoms of trauma can emerge much later when we create our own families. This is what PTSD is all about, it’s a reaction to trauma that occurs long after the fact.