“Oh, the places you’ll go.”
When you’re in the midst of drug dependence, your thoughts may not be centered on getting clean and beginning a new life in recovery, but it’s probable that the idea of stopping has at least once transpired through your mind. You may have wondered about what recovery looks like and where it has the potential to bring you. The honest truth is that once you make the decision to move forward with your recovery process, you are actually reaching out your hand to open a new door where a completely new and unlimited world exists. The decision to change your old behaviors by facing your drug dependence head-on provides you all kinds of opportunities that you may have never believed were possible, even in your wildest dreams.
Breaking Your Drug Dependence
“When you're in a Slump,
You're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”
As you should never forget, your addiction didn’t happen in one day. So naturally, it won’t be entirely treated as quickly either. It has been said that recovery is no “overnight matter.” From drug dependence to all stages of recovery, “there are sure to be setbacks, moments of deep unhappiness and fear,” but putting in the effort to better yourself by positively altering your defective behaviors, you may be astonished at the “quality of peace, happiness, and usefulness never before imagined.” With this in mind, recovery is not meant to be easy. It may be the hardest work you will ever have to face in your life because ultimately, you are facing yourself. Do not let this discourage you. It’s a courageous and incredible desire to want to be free from your disease of drug dependence.
“Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don't worry, don't stew.
Just go right along, you'll start happening too!”
Just because you are in the process of your recovery, it does not mean that life stops happening. You may experience painful events, except you will be without the crutch of drugs to numb and aid the hurt. Remember that struggles are meant to be overcome, and the strength that you develop from such a process may ignite a new, developing version of yourself. With fortifying characteristics emerging, you may begin to see yourself changing for the better.
“I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
can happen to you.”
Keep in mind throughout your journey that if the going gets tough, you don’t have to get going. Make the commitment to yourself, if no one else, to never give up on you or your sobriety. To get through the mud, you may get messy and fall to the ground. But you have to get back up and trudge through.
“And when you're alone there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.”
Let go of the fear, so that you can live with freedom from your drug dependence. There’s a beautiful life of yours just wanting to be created. Taking it one day at a time, you can get there. Whenever you may feel alone, resentful, or scared, hold onto to newfound hope because recovery is possible. You just have to be willing to change and persevere to the bitter end.
“And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!
98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.
So...be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
Or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!”
You are deserving of recovery from your drug dependence. If you are suffering from addiction, contact The Watershed today.