Apr 03

The Key To Recovery

   After Detox,  Now What!                                          Video Two

                                   Summary of YouTube and Podcast Two

                             The Key to long term Recovery

Your house is on fire. The fire has become something you depend on that has got out of control but you still cling to it You have rejected all help up to this point.

You can put the fire out all at once or you can little by little move away understanding the risks involved in staying too long in a dangerous situation.

KEY: Free will gives you freedom to decide.

Perhaps in your darkest moments of your secret self you aren’t really sure if you are truly ready to give up your addiction, that’s fine. It’s more then fine because you know your truth and that is the best place to be.

Once you know how far you are ready today to move forward several things happen:

You honesty know where you stand.
You take responsibility for each minute of your days.
You can eliminate making up crazy excuses.
You can eliminate blaming others.
This knowledge can be very freeing to others in your life.

Personal Inventory:

  1. List people you know you need to move away from to achieve recovery: (ex. friends who use)____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. List the places you need to not go to achieve recovery: (ex. The gas station where you meet your dealer)

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. List things you need to let of: (ex. drug dealers numbers)

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Can you do this?

Can you pick just one to start with?

Baby steps lead to walking. Walking leads to running. Running leads to winning your race.

Your house doesn’t have to burn down!

 

 

PODCAST

Permanent link to this article: http://aprilkirkwood.com/the-key-to-recovery/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Skip to toolbar