Addiction is an alienating process, and the key to success in recovery is a rediscovery of human connection, an understanding that the addict is not alone in his or her struggle. The recovery process will have ups and downs, and it is important to take pride in forward steps and to understand the behavior and thought patterns that lead to backward steps.
The essence of the recovery process is to recognize the obvious fact that a person is unable to cope with drug or alcohol addiction, and this is why he needs help. This assistance is needed in order to get well, and to do this in life needs radical changes, as drugs or alcohol for life to reduce the process of their use.
The main goals of our treatment are reduced to ensure that the patient believed that he was able to refrain from taking drugs and that he had enough strength to change their former way of life and to carry out favorable changes for him.
- We recognized the powerlessness before drugs, admitted that they are unable to manage their lives.
- Only a being greater than us could possibly save us.
- We decided to dedicate our lives to the service of God.
- We searched our souls deeply and found our morals.
- We were prepared to allow God to cleanse us of our sins.
- Humbly, we beseeched Him to come to our aid.
- We noted the names of everyone who we had ever wronged and sought to make reparations.
- We apologized and compensated the damage, except in cases where it could anyone harm.
- We continuously carry out self-control and, when we make mistakes, we correct them immediately.
- Having been spiritually awakened as a result of these actions, we are now committed to sharing the good news with others.
We don’t have to perform all at once
We did not become addicted in one day and we realize that healing will take time: slow and steady wins – on going. We also understand that more than anything else, our recovery will prevent the rejection of our spiritual principles, or indifference to them. Three of the most needed spiritual qualities: honesty, open-mindedness and willingness to new ideas. If you have them, you will be able to achieve your goal.
We believe that our approach to drug disease, in the sense of one addict helping another in the therapeutic aspect is unique
We know that in practice, addicts themselves are best placed to understand and help each other. We believe that the sooner we look into the face of their problems within our society, in everyday life, the sooner we will be equal and reasonable, reliable members of the community.
Life after Rehabilitation
The hardest part of recovering from addiction is getting back to a normal life. It is important to be in a loving and supportive environment where the people that surround an addict are there to help lift them up and not tear them down or tempt them to use again. Sometimes a recovering opiate addict is best living with family, and other times they are best living in a sober home. Either way, establishing healthy routines for work, eating and social activities will help a recovering opiate addict stay sober.