The Power of Acceptance: Embracing Change for a Brighter Future
When you’re in the habit of having a glass of liquid courage before your new client meeting or Mother’s Little Helper before the school bus drops the kids off, it’s not easy to let it go. Or perhaps when you and your spouse reunite at the end of the day, sharing a bottle of wine or just a little nightcap drink or three to help you sleep is an important ritual. Or maybe you and your friends have a longstanding tradition of going to the same bar every Friday night – how can you give that up? You can't imagine life after addiction. Drinking alcohol is part of your culture and social life. Could there really be any kind of life after addiction?
Thus, the trouble is, you have begun to depend on alcohol, pot, or pills to cope with life. You can’t imagine life after addiction. You aren't used to conducting business or entertaining clients stone-cold sober, or parenting your kids without something to take the edge off. What will you and your spouse talk about if you’re not drinking alcohol or getting high? The hair of the dog on a Saturday morning to cure your hangover is just a small price to pay for last night’s “fun,” if you even consider what you’re doing fun anymore. Yet, at the same time, you’re thinking, I can’t go on like this. There has got to be a better way!
But, but…I don’t want to change!Change is hard. We get that. You’re likely putting off facing the truth, so if there is any doubt in your mind that you are struggling with addiction, please take a look at our confidential self-assessment. You can also answer these 20 questions to help you understand that your life is likely out of control if your use of substances has advanced beyond habit, ritual, and tradition. Is there a better way for a happy life after addiction?
You want a better life after addiction. Once you have made the decision to break your addiction, there is no need to be afraid. You are not alone. After getting physically sober in a rehab facility, you can use 12-step addiction recovery principles to learn how to become emotionally and spiritually sober, in order to prevent relapse. The 12 steps promise:
“If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.”
And, you will be a better employee, parent, spouse, and friend. Therefore, you will be able to live life on life’s terms. As a result, your worst day sober will be better than your best day drunk (or stoned or high). Rehab will change you in more ways than you can imagine right now. You can and will enjoy a happy life after addiction.
Take a look at some of these testimonials. And when you’re ready to break free from your addiction, get in touch. We’ll save a seat for you!Now, take the first step by completing the inquiry form below to see if Serenity Vista is a good fit for you.
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