Annie, an employee at The Lake House Sober Living, write about hope and the possibilities afforded us while in the process of recovery from addiction & alcoholism:
Life can appear impossible to live successfully when battling or struggling with an addiction. Recovery seems like an impossibility and one has little hope for the future. But there is hope. Recovery is possible and attainable.
The first step is admitting that you have a problem. Asking for help can seem like an overwhelming and ego crushing act, but it is the best thing you can ever do for yourself. Once you ask for help, the healing can begin. There are support groups, 12 step meetings, therapeutic assistance, etc.. that can all be called upon for help in getting started. Recovery is about healing from the reasons why we became addicted in the first place. In most cases, there are usually wounds in our past that have caused us to use a substance destructively. Shame, regret, and remorse usually accompany a life of active addiction. We need to heal from these unhealthy mindsets as well. It takes time. It’s not an overnight matter. Recovery is a process, but once started, the positive effects are usually felt pretty early on in the journey. Living a recovery oriented way of life brings many great benefits.
Peace of mind, a purpose for living, and healthy relationships, are just a few of the many benefits of living a life of recovery.