Topic: maintaining sobriety
Rehab isn’t intended to effect a cure for someone’s addiction. We don’t have a cure for anybody’s addiction.
In other words, they may also be engaged in professional treatment, attending live support groups, seeking medical or mental health care, or some combination of the above.
Many arrive in addiction treatment with clear symptoms of pathological gambling that often go unrecognized.
Having an escape plan or a back-up excuse should you need to leave a stressful situation quickly can also be very helpful.
I’m constantly focused on acknowledging things I can’t control. I turn it over to my HP just like I used to do with the desire to drink.
Maybe for some individuals, whose goal is simply to get off drugs and meet like-minded people, a 12 Step fellowship fits the bill better than, say, the local church or civic group.
Most people in stable recovery got there the hard way, through major alterations in the way they live.
When you give in to panic, you find yourself with two problems rather than one: The thing that’s scaring you, and the fact that you’re panicky and can’t reason clearly.
But no matter how difficult a challenge or how great a triumph it is for us to get from there to here, life’s still going to keep throwing more problems at us.