The fear of a threat or an unknown future outcome is most often greater than the possible outcome itself. So here's the question for you: Why are you afraid that quitting isn't worth it?
What is worse than any reality you have faced? Any guesses? If you said fear, you nailed it! The fear of a threat or an unknown future outcome is most often greater than the possible outcome itself. So here's the question for you: Why are you afraid that quitting isn't worth it?
The only person that can answer for you, of course, is you, but I would like to offer some thoughts to you that might alter your thinking about fearing the unknown.
Fear drives us to do things we would, in a completely rational state of mind, never do. We are afraid of the pain that caused us to pick up the first time, because we don't want to have to deal with it again.
It hurts, but in life, the greatest gains often follow the greatest pains. Please read that again: the greatest gains often follow the greatest pains. When you give yourself the chance to feel the pain, you give peace an opportunity to evolve and resolve your pain, without mind-altering substances.
If you are dealing with each day devoid of any pain, you may think life is grand, but the truth is that you are missing more than you think. When you live in a drunken stupor, or so high you can't walk without falling down, or blacking out for hours, you can't see what you're missing. When you have the clarity to see what you are doing to yourself, the common response is to seek recovery. That means stopping the addiction and dealing with the problems head-on. You no longer need to hide behind drugs and alcohol because you see the beauty in life. And in that moment, you'll have the chance to re(dis)cover yourself.
You might be asking yourself, œwhy did he write œre(dis)cover instead of rediscover? The reason will be obvious to some of you. For the rest, here's why: in recovery, we rediscover who we really are. And when we discover who we are, we can find recovery. Most addicts are good people doing bad things. Addicts have a pattern of stealing, lying, and manipulating to get what they want. In recovery, you don't need to lie, steal, or manipulate. When you are being honest with yourself, honesty with others is simple.
Life without substance abuse is calmer, filled with more joy and less fear. Life is less chaotic, and more productive. The people who surround you are good people without ulterior motives, people you need not fear. And if you realize that you fear people who are under the influence when you're sober, then you will see how others view you when you're not.
Living an extreme life is something you may like, but you can be extreme and still sober at the same time. The fear that drives you to the wrong place can easily drive you to the right place. Think about your future, and begin living a better life by quitting today. It's up to you.
Many of our licensed counselors, who have also gone through the treatment process, are still in recovery and are willing to share their first-hand experience in order to allow others to follow in their footsteps. In addition, they are able to offer valuable insight into what to expect as well as the do's and the don'ts of addiction recovery. We treat clients from all over the world, caring for them with the dignity and respect they deserve. Our prescription drug addiction treatment program provides each individual with an opportunity to lead a new and better life by changing their emotional, physical and mental attitudes.
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