Denial by alcoholics and addicts often follow distinct patterns and they can move from one to another when one is perceived to be losing its effectiveness. The following forms of denial are evident in most alcoholics and addicts at some time. Refusing to face facts, to acknowledge negative consequences of using or drinking. Rejecting clear …∞
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Styles of Distorted Thinking Throughout addictive / alcoholic / codependent living one tends to pick up dysfunctional styles of thinking to cope with every day life. Using them often ends in some sort of confrontation. These are some that many have noticed. They are born out of anger, anxiety and denial; or just plain damaged …∞
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