Addiction-Recovery-Success admits we are in a deep hole and need help getting out.
Addiction-Recovery-Success asks who or what has sufficient power to haul us up from the dark hole of addiction into the light of sobriety’s wholeness?
Addiction-Recovery-Success says the clear answer for many is often spiritual in nature.
Addiction-Recovery-Success shows us how to get free of our addictive way of coping with life. We learn it is not enough to just give up a certain practice, i.e. substance abuse, but that abstinence is absolutely necessary.
Overcoming addiction we have to build ourselves a new way of thinking about life, develop a fresh mindset. Our old way of thinking is defective. Addictive.
Recovery Success realizes our thinking is really rational madness. Clearly addictive living is rational madness. It only increases the pain it is supposed to relieve.
On reflection, our addictive mindset may seem to make some rational sense, but it is a mindset of which we must rid ourselves. We must let it go.
As our Recovery Success moves forward just a little, we realize we are not alone, there is help available. We learn through sharing that self discipline is really self care.
Abstinence and sobriety are personal choices of self care.
Our new consciousness often points to our need to develop the spiritual side of our lives. We can learn to share openly in the recovery process with others.
Recovery Success means living through the worry, fear, uncertainty, guilt, shame, nerves, and questioning, they are all normal during recovery---not only for the addicted, but for their family members and other as well.
Not to feel fear and uncertainty is to not be human.
But, many of us are bogged down in the unnecessary lies, distortions, and guilt of substance abuse. Intoxicatiing substances create enormous life threatening problems for people who abuse them.
All part of the double bind of drinking and drug use.
The best way out of anxiety and addictive behavior is to go through it. We can embrace our fear and push on through. Addiction-Recovery-Success recognizes we have to work it through and unplug, let-go, the self sabotage.