New Life Recovery and Coaching – Purpose and Goals

This WordPress.com site is about ovevrcoming substance abuse/dependence and life coaching. It focuses on the recovery process and regaining control of one's life and moving forward with success.

Denial in Substance Abuse Recovery

Denial is a well know psychological defense system that allows an individual to cope with or provide time to overcome certain traumatic situations in life.  It is usually perceived in substance abuse as a negative mechanism inhibiting forward progress in recovery.

Are there any instances where denial in substance use or abuse can be considered a positive mechanism? If so, what would be the point in recovery that it is time to address this process?

Mike

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