In the book “Believable Hope” Michael Cartwright discusses what he believes are the five essential elements needed to beat an addiction.
1. Believe and hope
In order to achieve something, you must first believe that it is possible. To beat an addiction, start with the belief that freedom is possible.
2. Visualize the life you want
Decide what you want to be and change your mindset to allow yourself to become that.
3. Surround yourself with winners
It is often said that you become who you surround yourself with. So surround yourself with the type of people who you wish to become.
4. Put your plan into action
This is the part where you turn your ideas into actions by taking the necessary steps to reach your goals. This might include attending a residential drug rehab center.
5. Maintain the life you love
IF you happen to relapse after becoming sober, you don’t need to start over from scratch. Instead, recognize your mistakes and correct them to get back on track with the life you love.
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