Survivors-Recovery you can have real relief, initiate your own alcoholism survival recovery.
Survivors-Recovery your emerging awareness can transform your alcohol survivors past.
Survivors-Recovery makes integration of the past possible for lasting non-addictive relationships.
Survivors-Recovery explains as Herbert L Gravitz and Julie Bowden make clear, “Adult children of alcoholics make it through childhood, and stayed alive. Shell-shocked veterans from the alcohol war zone.
Their lives threatened emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. Some sexually violated.
Children of alcohol were/are great at dodging, hiding, negotiating, learning, and adapting to stay alive.
They learned to survive despite the demand that they pretend there is nothing wrong. Learn to deny. Repress. Dissociate. But they survived.
Survived essentially alone. Alcoholism is an isolating, separating, and lonely disease. Most had to suffer in silence.
And even added alcoholism abuse damage: They may have known a relative watched/knew and did not speak up.
There was a secret, a shroud of booze silence everywhere. No body would speak…the obvious.
The sorrow: Betrayed.”
And Discovery January 2010 says, “Abuse Leaves its Mark on Victim’s DNA.
Childhood trauma of alcoholism may leave a lasting imprint not just on the psyche but also in the DNA.
Those abused as kids, their brains, in suicide autopsies, showed DNA modifications that made them particularly sensitive to stress.
During periods of adversity their brain chemicals left them with less resistance to feeling of stress. Among the abused their glucocorticoid-receptor expression was reduced by 40 percent.”
What needs to happen so Survivors-Recovery can begin?
“The first thing children of alcoholics need at this stage is awareness. Becoming aware that something is not working becomes the doorway to change. Awareness to vulnerabilities. They need to make that connection.”
Emergent Awareness means becoming aware of our vulnerabilities. “There was something wrong in my childhood.” Yes, I need to know about it. But I don’t have to stay there. I can let my parents alone. I can move on.