It’s interesting when you realize that you are the only thing that has been blocking your recovery. Yes, you heard that right; it’s you who has been the problem. Have you noticed a pattern of “bad luck” no matter where you go? Perhaps you’ve moved around, thinking a different city or area would be different, and all your problems would wash away? The short of it is, you brought yourself along for the ride, so it was a ride you were in for every time you picked up a drink or a drug.
As addicts and alcoholics, we come in the way of ourselves, our happiness, and our serenity because self-sabotage is a characteristic of the disease of addiction. This is a problem, because getting out of our own way doesn’t come naturally to us. The only common denominator in all of your problems is you. It is when you get to the point of realizing that you have been the problem all along, that you can begin to fix the problem and recover. There is no path written in stone for a person’s recovery. Everyone’s recovery is different, and yours will be too.
The path to recovery is much easier walked with the guiding hand of someone who has walked the path before. Overthinking causes roadblocks; dumb it down and keep it simple. Many people who think they are unique, overthink it, fail miserably, and deprive themselves of a beautiful life. Don’t be one of those people. Treatment will start you on the path you need to follow. When you leave, find someone who has walked the path before, ask them how they did it, and do what they tell you.
It may not seem like it now, but the most meaningful part of your life lies ahead of you. In order to get there, you must do some soul searching and deal with the demons. In your search, you will find two paths: the truth and freedom, or half-measures and the bottle or the drugs. Many will not make it because they’re not willing to put in the work necessary to stay sober. They think not drinking or using is enough, but they hit a wall. That wall prevents them from finding true joy. Only if they become willing to do whatever it takes to stay sober, will they unlock the door to a life they’ve always wanted.
If you can’t stop drinking or using, you can begin your path to recovery here. You are not alone in this, and we will walk you through your first steps in early recovery. The Lakehouse Recovery Center offers you the beginning of a beautiful life. You will learn how to live your life, free from the bondage of drugs and alcohol. Give us a call, we are available toll-free at (877) SOBER | (877) 762-3707. Don’t wait, you can recover and your life can change. Call today.