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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DEFENSES to PROGRESS in Recovery and Living If, instead of being honest, we respond without naming a feeling, we are hiding. The ways we hide our feelings are many, and we call them defences. Each defence prevents us from being known. These behaviours are typically practiced by alcoholics, addicts, co-dependents, adult children of alcoholics, compulsive …∞
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