For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. — John F. Kennedy
Before we come to terms with the fact that alcohol and illicit drugs are playing a harmful role in our lives and we must take action, the myth that we are ok permeates every attempt we make to seize control. We tell ourselves we are not like other people. “We only get carried away on the weekends”. “I may drink too much but I can stop whenever I want to, and I don’t want to”! The myths we believe are lies we tell ourselves and there is something inside us all that knows that.
When we come to terms that we have tried it all with results that are less than acceptable, it is then that we begin to recover. Our unrealistic thinking must change in order to recover. That is the process… Once we know that we can no longer live the lie we can begin to recover. We begin to change the way we think and we make strides to live life differently. Begin today to think differently because, Life is good!
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