Is there hope for the alcoholic or addict?
Alcohol or Drugs? Alcoholic or Addict? It’s all about addiction recovery.
Have you or a loved one been struggling with alcohol or drug addiction? You should be thinking of the possibility of a recovery. Alcohol addicts can relate to the negatives of this dependency; if for nothing, but for the fact that it reduces ones’ lifespan by an average of 20%. This fact alone should give anyone a good enough reason to quit drinking or using drugs.
Recovery can be a painful and difficult process. Addiction recovery is lasting when the addict or alcoholic understands the severity of this destructive act. Knowledge is the key thing needed to overcome the challenges encountered in addiction recovery. In this article, I will be discussing three basic areas as it relates to the recovery process of addiction.
- The Pains of Addiction
Hopelessness and helplessness is a feeling an alcohol addict can relate to. It even gets to the point where one thinks being dead is even better than a life of daily torment and gradual decay; you just prefer the idea of ceasing to exist. Each and every passing day, you just can’t escape the physical and psychological draining as you try to by all means run from each scary passing hour; and this awkward feeling repeats itself every day. At this point, you watch helplessly as your loved ones plead with you to seek for help, and after a while of your resistance, you also watch them leave you to your fate. As soon as everyone who cares about you leaves you to self-destruction, those opportunistic mongers posing as ‘friends’ get into your pitiful world of sorrow; making you drown in the ocean of self-destruction. At this point, you lost your ethics, morals, and value for anything – except for alcohol. The society rejects, despise, and looks at you with pity. This may not freak you; you no longer give a heck about the world, which you once care about. This is the torment of an addict.
- Hope for an Addict or Alcoholic
Alcoholics or addicts are motivated to begin an addiction recovery process by some certain factors. Broken bodies, broken laws, broken dreams, broken laws, broken relationships and the most important of them all – broken souls are some of these factors. Genuine addiction recovery begins from the inside to the outside. At some point, a broken spirit is very instrumental in your recovery process. At this stage, you begin to evaluate your life; you have full consciousness of your miserable life – at this point, such feelings cannot be waved off by your addiction. This is the start of your recovery process. After your resolution to seek help, you will be faced with several trials and errors, disappointment, and temptations as you attempt to rise and regain your social prestige. As soon as you embrace this new beam of hope, it begins to shine brighter and brighter, and the world will commune to help you succeed in your alcohol addiction recovery process. You cannot succeed in this process all by yourself. You definitely need those loving minds, hands, and hearts of others; this will aid you through the challenging times. This period is truly inspiring – this is hope for the addict.
- The Recovery Process
The sun will shine someday. Every day brings in a new adventure, and waking up without that old destructive feeling, but welcoming a new array of hope. This is the recovery. When you look into the mirror, all you see now is the new you: an accepted member of the society stirs right back at you.
However, maintaining the addiction recovery process requires diligence and dedication to the various support mechanism that is available to help you succeed. While some are related to faith, some are behavioral, while others are based on logic. Whichever is applicable (based on the individual) one important thing is that the process must be treated as a continuous process that requires commitment.
Recovery involves staying away from drugs or alcohol and making lifestyle changes. It also involves the process of integrating with the society and gaining acceptability among people- learning to live and love again.
Over time, you will experience laughter and tears, but the pains and guilt of an addict will exist no more. You become grateful for the things the world has to offer- no matter how little. This is regarded as the miracle of recovery. You will now move along with the world; not watch it pass by. There is hope for the alcoholic or addict. This is a new start; this is recovery.