Diligence

by Daniel · 1 comment

“What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence.”  – Samuel Johnson

Yesterday we spoke about the decision making process and taking action.  This process can completely free you of the obsession to drink or drug however, diligence and persistence with your daily disciplines is mandatory.  In the beginning it feels impossible to get through but once you break the chain and follow it up with the daily disciplines of recovery it becomes as natural as drinking and drugging was.

What are the daily disciplines?  First remember no matter what anyone tells you addiction can not be cured once you have bypassed the point of dependence.  By the term “cure” I am referring to going back to recreational use.  However, you can recover permanently!  Permanently?  Yes, there are hundreds of thousands of recovered people alive today if not millions of people that are recovered!  That is for your “hope” and not an argument for or against anyone’s belief.

I recognize that everyone recovers differently however it is extremely important to keep an open mind and remain willing to attempt and ultimately utilize as many of the daily disciplines as possible.  Here is a list:  Recovery Meetings, meditation, prayer, religious services, alcohol free social centers, substance free relationships, sponsorship or mentor-ship, affirmations, journal-ing, scripting, goal setting, working the steps, exercising, visualizing, clearing, and anything that gets you focused on where you are heading as a human being.  The more of these suggestions you add to your daily disciplines the greater chance you have at recovery.  One additional suggestion, if you have a severe emotional challenge or mental health issue such as PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder, etc. please seek additional help from a professional.

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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Joseph O'Connor January 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Dan,

You were always a great guy and I see you are still helping others as you did me for 20 years age. I hope to see you soon.

Joe O-Queens, NY

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