Forgiveness as a Critical Factor in Alcohol Addiction Recovery: An Adlerian Perspective

This paper explores how forgiveness helps support long-term recovery in people with alcohol addiction. Stages of recovery and forgiveness are reviewed as well as Adlerian perspectives on substance abuse. Similarities between Adlerian theory and Alcoholics Anonymous are evaluated and discussed as viable interventions to promote forgiveness. This paper also proposes a group therapy forgiveness strategy that encourages recovery and positive mental health outcomes for individuals suffering from alcohol addiction.

Sara J. Toenies
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