It’s Actually a Choice

Published on February 15, 2017 by in Success Stories



For almost two decades of experience in the field of addiction, on both sides of the fence mind you, I’ve come to learn quite a bit about how all of this works.  I am not saying I have all the answers or some mysterious truth to help individuals struggling with addiction, but I am certain about what I know.

During early attempts at recovery, the mantra of addiction being a disease was pounded into my mind, sometimes even temporarily successfully.  It seemed a valid statement at that time \in my life and more to the point, that belief became an excuse for me to continue using drugs.  I had a disease.

I understand different people have their own opinions and viewpoints. Not only do I encourage people to have them, I believe they should seek their own answers to questions.  However, I do look at a few things relatively simply now.

Ending addiction is not easy but it is absolutely possible. It’s never as hard as you actually think it is going to be when you start. You do not need to struggle for the rest of your life. You are the determining factor in achieving lifelong sobriety and abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

It is definitely one of those easier said than done things but the way to approach this is actually very simple. You need to make two decisions.

Decision number 1: Draw a line in the sand, figuratively. Everything you know is bad for you-people, places, drugs, booze, promiscuity, etc go on one side of the line. You are on the other side of line and you MUST decide you do NOT cross that line.  EVER.

Decision number 2: No matter what, be honest.  The harder it is to be honest just means that’s all the more reason to do so.  DO NOT LIE.  Dishonesty will put you over the line you drew faster than anything else will and going over that line will make you feel you need to be dishonest.

I’ve been many bad things: a junkie, a criminal, a thief, a coward and a bad person all around.  Worse anavar post cycle than any of that is I was a liar.  I have seen over the years nothing has made me fall harder or faster than lying.  I lied because I feared what someone else would think about what I had done. I have come to realize that people thinking I was a liar felt far worse than thinking I was an addict.  Being an addict meant I had to solve my problems better and gain control of my life, my thoughts and my emotions.  However being a liar meant I had no integrity or self-worth.

Of course this is easier said than done and requires help to accomplish getting clean, straight, and honest.  Contact Narconon New Life Retreat today as your first step towards getting honest and drawing a line in the sand.

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