Inner Child Work
The nature of inner child work will vary widely between different people but can start early in recovery or much later on in life. People’s discovery of their inner world, and what it means to them has very distinct time levels, depending upon their approach to recovery.
Inner child work is linked to emotional stability, and can often relate to childhood trauma. Many people who are alcoholics or addicts grow up in what are called alcoholic homes.
These are also known as dysfunctional homes, where the main caregivers often have had problems with alcohol or drugs or other substances.
The long-term effect of this can take very specific forms, and people in recovery often come to a stage where they understand the need to address inner child work as a way of healing this trauma.