Drug Treatment Centers often meet people when their lives are in a state of emergency. People that are contemplating suicide, people that are in trouble with the law, people with poor physical health, and most everyone will come to centers after detox with strained personal relationships.
The process is simple - It is not easy. Mostly because addicts/ alcoholics and even family members want immediate results. Developing routines that remind us of who we are on a daily basis and taking a inventory at the end of each day are tools we take with us for the rest of our lives.
They allow us to clean up and improve each day. The other challenges take time to resolve.
And once clean and sober nearly any situation can be worked through given time and direction.
Long timer - Bruce D. shares
Sometimes we need to look hard at a person and remember that he or she is doing the best they can. They're just trying to find their way. That's all. Sometimes we need to look hard at ourselves at the end of a day and give ourselves credit for doing our best. We need to look at our actions and reactions as objectively as possible. Now is the time to review and focus on the positive outco...mes, not the negative.
The mere fact that we got out of bed, got dressed, and faced the day are sometimes acts of courage and strength. We didn't run from the day; we faced it, even with feelings of anxiety or sadness or fear. What matters is this- that we tried to do the best we could. Tonight, let's look back over the events of the day and remember we did the very best we could to find our own way today. How did I do the best I could today? What good things have I learned about me?