Hitting bottom is utter defeat combined with the inability to deny the true cause of that defeat. When the lofty fall and can blame no one but themselves, opportunity opens for constructive self-reflection and character growth.
No one makes a major life course-correction without submitting to a higher power or operating principle. But narcissists have a big problem with that.
Survivors of toxic relationships know how difficult it can be to restore one’s emotional sanity, pick up the pieces, and move on. They need answers that empower and help protect them against future harm.
A person’s use pattern and prospects for “recovery” are always heavily influenced by their personality dynamics, which is why it’s so essential for character issues to be taken into account in treatment.
Dealing with a skilled manipulator is often like getting whiplash: you don’t know all that’s really happened until after the damage is done.
Like many, I was touched by the heartwarming story of a man with a God-given talent and a budding career, who lost himself, his family, and fortune to a life on the streets from chronic substance abuse and found new hope during the Christmas holidays.