I often tell the clients I coach that every day is game day when you’re a recovering addict. What does that mean? It means we must fully admit that addiction was able to beat us at some point in our lives and therefore we must always recognize it as a formidable opponent. Each day we should practice routines and disciplines that prepare us for the days unforeseen events. I believe it’s critical to make the pivotal mind shift where we embrace ALL events as things that happen for us, not to us. Drugs and alcohol prevent us from breaking through the seemingly impenetrable brick walls that are placed in front of us when tragedy strikes. They also allow us to not feel the full impact of those events and prevent us from having the clarity we need to understand why that particular event happened in our life. Some of us go through more challenging events than others, but that is no excuse to relapse in order to avoid processing something painful and unwelcome in our lives. Using mind altering substances to deal with life’s unforeseeable events keeps us from growing and evolving as a person and gaining the strength we could have otherwise obtained by enduring painful thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Life is a journey filled with twist, turns, and events that are going to happen. How we respond to those events determines everything.
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