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Responsibility for Success

A common trait among people in recovery is the need for instant gratification.  Patience is lost in cravings for drugs and alcohol.  The individual cannot control the intense drive to find the drug of choice.  After treatment cleanses the body and the addict gains tools to fight cravings, real life will come into play.  Taking care of family and holding down a job can become overwhelming and stressful.  The person in recovery could feel as though they are failing.  The individual needs to realize moving forward is not failing.  The healing process takes time.  Patience and hard work are the keys to a successful recovery.

Waiting for opportunities will be a waste of time.  An individual can create opportunities by working hard and building skills.  Dedication helps the person in recovery gain knowledge and experience.  Continuing forward needs to be a focus.  Goal setting is a great way to motivate someone.  Having a reachable deadline gives the person something to look forward to.  Pride and self-encouragement can go a long way.  Recovery is a difficult journey.  Drugs and alcohol strip a person of pride and self-esteem.  Building new rewarding feelings and reaching challenging goals will begin creating a new and successful life.

Being held accountable for an important task can make a person feel involved.  Being part of a team will aid in creating positive and uplifting feelings.  Getting involved in group activities and volunteer work will improve the individual’s outlook on a vision of success.  Many outside eyes see treatment as an inpatient visit and proper therapy.  The extent of recovery is endless.  Fighting addiction is a life-long battle.  Finding support and being accountable for a group effort emphasizes a balanced and healthy life.  

Everyone has a responsibility to themselves.  Using logical thinking is lost to drugs and alcohol.  Reasoning and excuses will rid the mind of thinking before taking action.  Impulsive behavior and risky decisions create negative self-talk and guilt.  The addict does not always think of oneself in a positive way.  Hiding the emotions is a mask of ego.  The individual will be boastful and forward without regards to other’s feelings.  The personal standards are very low.  The person can find humility and forgiveness in treatment and group therapy.  The addict can begin focusing inward and gain control.  Taking responsibility for oneself requires dedication, motivation, and self-awareness.  The traits and skills needed come from wisdom, not facts.  Education and knowledge on recovery are important, although growth and understanding will aid an individual in being responsible for personal success.  

Drugs and alcohol will prevent someone from thinking positively of themselves.  Low self-esteem and feelings of unworthiness will destroy someone’s understanding of self-care.  Take back control of your life!  Hold yourself accountable to make the right decision and call Resilient House today.  833-change1 (833-242-6431)