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Research Corroborates Anecdotal Recovery Truth that Emotional Maturation Stops as Addiction Begins

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Just a brief informational note. ScienceDaily, April 17, 2012,, summarized research findings about emotional maturity of individuals who drink problematically: "When more than 400 25-year-old adults were interviewed, some showed signs of alcohol use problems, but their problems didn't correlate to self-reported feelings of immaturity. When surveyed again four years later at age 29 and then again at age 35, subjects expressed different sentiments: individuals who showed signs of alcohol abuse or dependence also self-reported feeling immature for their age." In addiction recovery circles, it has been common knowledge for at least 35 years (my recovery span) that when an individual begins addictive use of alcohol or other drugs, his/her emotional maturity ceases. Most alcoholics and drug addicts tend to drink or drug to deal with all feelings, good, bad, or indifferent (boredom), thereby hindering emotional growth. Most of us recovering people learn to grow up spiritually and emotionally in recovery. As always, comments are invited. Jan Williams, 04/18/2012.

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