Thank you for sharing this Jeff. I definitely have mixed feelings about a lot of recovery culture. I think anecdotes and personal experiences are great, and they’ve helped me a ton. That said, it also seems like we sometimes lean too much on the common wisdom and forget about professional advice and actual peer-reviewed research. It’s nice to hear some thoughts on this from a psychotherapist specializing in the field.

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