When you are in the grips of an addiction so strong that you cannot see your way out, drug or alcohol addiction rehab is the best place to be. That does not mean, however, that it will be an easy place to be.
Addiction is a hard master, and breaking free from its enslavement takes courage, time, and a host of coping skills you may feel like you will never have. The good news is that you can acquire these skills, you can break the cycle of addiction, and you can be the master of your own fate.
You can find encouragement in rehab, among people who understand the battle you are fighting and who are successfully winning the war against addiction every single day. In addiction rehab, you will be able to find and exercise your own inner strength to win your own personal war with addiction.
As you embark on your journey toward freedom from substance abuse, here are some thoughts to help you center your mind and heart on embracing the journey and reaching your goal of sobriety.
On choosing to change …
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you always got. (Mark Twain)
Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right. (Henry Ford)
We cannot change anything until we accept it. (Carl Jung)
Change of any sort requires courage. (Mary Ann Radmacher)
On taking the first step to addiction rehab …
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. (Martin Luther King Jr.)
Whatever you want in life, start today. Not tomorrow – today. Let it be a small beginning – a tiny beginning. Your happiness depends on starting today – every day. (Jonathan Lockwood Huie)
Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. (David Lloyd George)
On handling setbacks along the way …
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” (Mary Ann Radmacher)
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. (Nelson Mandela)
On the achievement of sobriety through persistence …
Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the “hero” within us is revealed. (Bob Riley)
One More for the Road
Here is a bonus quote, because inspiration is one thing about which you can and should maintain a “just-one-more-won’t hurt” philosophy. Albert Einstein, a man who clearly had some understanding of life and the world around us, observed:
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
You have the power to make a recovery miracle happen in your own life. That miracle can change your life and the lives of your family and friends for the better. Don’t you owe it to yourself to discover the best you possible?
We’re Here to Help
If you are ready to begin that discovery process, Harris House is here to help. Contact us today to discuss your next step.