Doctor Jon Caldwell with The Meadows: Addiction Recovery Realty discusses the challenges and obstacles in what he terms “facing the truth behind the mask,” that is, coming to terms with the truth of who we really are during recovery. Some techniques he suggests include developing a willingness to surrender to the recovery process itself, being willing to accept help, learning to cultivate self-compassion and happiness, learning to grow up, and learning to grieve. Furthermore, Caldwell reminds us that discomfort is certainly part of each of these steps, and part of the bigger picture of recovery and facing the truth behind the mask.

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