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Dealing with doubts

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Dealing with doubts

May 15, 2017

Doubt. It is one of the most frequent enemies of any personal goal. It is practically entwined with all forms of addiction. Many people give up on their recovery because of doubts. But if you allow it too, doubt can actually be a catalyst for breathing new life into your recovery. If you are currently going through doubts on a regular basis, here are just a few addiction education lessons that can hopefully grant you a new perspective.


Why we Doubt

The thing about doubt is that it is born out of the fear that our fears will come true. This is what makes it one of the trickiest fears to confront. We say that we cannot overcome our addiction because of practical reasons. But no matter how tangible these excuses are, if there is a will there is a way. And even if you have the smallest ounce of will, you can use that will to call up a friend or family member. That's it. That's all you need to do. Call someone who you can simply explain to that you need help. Recovery is not something that can be accomplished entirely on your own. So when it comes to anything that seems impossible to overcome, expressing this fear to one person can make a huge difference.


How we confront our Doubts

Once we see that recovery is actually possible, we are faced with a choice. Do we accept this new, sometimes scary journey that is recovery, or do we not even bother? After all, something bad may still happen and we’ll just relapse. Why bother?


That is doubt talking. This is a situation where we can finally choose for ourselves what is possible. Doubt is like an addiction. It seems to be always present, and whenever we want something that can change our lives, we immediately go back to doubt to feel calm. There might be many reasons why we doubt, but one thing is for certain. If we do nothing, addiction will consume us. We fear that we will relapse or fail in some way. But making mistakes is all a part of the journey. Just because you relapse doesn't mean that your recovery is over. Our Recovery Care management team works hard to make sure that relapsing is not even in the equation. We support you no matter what. Even if you fall. In fact, here is a little secret in addiction education: There is no perfect recovery story. Whether you doubt yourself, have relapsed, or lose something you once had, recovery is still a very real opportunity.


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For more information on Recovery Care Management’s treatment services, or if you feel like you need someone to talk to, please call us today. No matter what you’ve done or think about yourself, we care about you.