Maturity in Addiction Recovery

In the world of addiction recovery there is a concept that an addict’s maturity is stunted at the age when he or she begins to use. For example, if a person begins smoking marijuana regularly at age 13, when he begins recovery at age 40, he will have the emotional maturity of a 13 year old. The theory is the same with those who abuse alcohol, cocaine, heroin or hallucinogens. As a matter of fact, many addicts use a combination of the above listed drugs. Likewise, some persons have sexual, pornography, tobacco or gambling addictions. Those who have over-eating problems … continue reading…