On the other hand—and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand—once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.
—Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., pg. xxix
Those who can not are those that will not… a few simple adjustments in life can and will free us from addiction. In the addiction treatment realm of the world we see so many folks failing to remain clean and sober. Yet when the curtain is pushed aside it simply comes down to one thing, does the person want to get well?
I am not a huge spy on Facebook but it amazes me that people that say they want to get and stay sober continue on with their old behaviors. Glorifying addiction and the negative behaviors of addiction are counter productive. Folks living in half-way houses that break the rules are not necessarily heading in the right direction. Recovery takes following a few simple suggestions, patience, diligence, commitment, and a desire to stop using.
Give yourself a shot at life, say yes to life, if you think you know better remember this simple rule of thumb, “YOU DON’T”. Life is way too good to waste, go seize the day!
Go, Go, Go…