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Chapter 10: Step Two, the Journey Continues
Typically, most clients at this early phase in treatment and recovery are decidedly uncomfortable. They often have to acknowledge and cope with the losses associated with their use; their sobriety allows them to experience the difficult emotions associated with these losses at full volume. This commonly occurs at a time where their brain is just beginning to recover from the damage associated with their dependence, making them particularly vulnerable to both internal and external stressors. The character Suzanne from the movie Postcards from the Edge may have said it best, “Thank GOD I got sober now, so I can be hyperconscious for this series of humiliations.”
Simultaneously, the vast majority of clients at this point ...