Sentences to ponder

Service in the absence of self-care is an act of self-destruction. Focusing on the self in the absence of service sustains the narcissistic self-encapsulation that is the very hallmark of addiction. Ironically, we must tend to self to serve others and serve others to escape entrapment within the self. Balancing self-care and service to others is the great challenge of recovery advocacy and peer recovery support.

The Toll of Recovery Advocacy: On Service and Self-care by William White

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