2 Biggest Lies About Recovery
There are so many misconceptions about recovery and two of them can be lethal.
1. It’s all about your D.O.C. (Drug of Choice)
WRONG! Addiction doesn’t care what kind of drug or alcohol you are abusing. It doesn’t matter if you are smoking H, weed, or drinking alcohol. You can remove one from your life and it doesn’t mean you are in recovery.
Recovery is not the absence of drugs or alcohol, it is the absence of the behaviors that motivated you to use drugs and alcohol to begin with. Your attitude, personality, traumas, and back story has more to do with you abusing drugs/alcohol than any substance can do to you!
2. There is only one way to recover.
WRONG! Each addiction is unique, it is unique to you and your experiences! Even if you and your best friend have the exact experiences in life, you will each perceive them in different ways. Recovery is the same way! No two recoveries are exactly alike, because it’s all dependent on you and what you would like to work on!
Your life is yours and yours alone. Your path is yours. No matter what you have been through, what you are about to go through, or what you are currently battling… please don’t believe these lies. People do recover and it never looks the same. Even if you have tried numerous times or numerous ways, don’t give up. There are many options out there and if you are ready for change start with anything that resonates with you!
You are not your past, not your behaviors, not your mistakes or even your successes. You were born into this world whole and beautiful and you deserve a life that matches. Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
With love, light, and laughter,