What Does It Mean to Be In Recovery?

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Recovery will have a different meaning for each recovering addict. Recovery is not just a step in the process but a lifelong stage that requires constant work to maintain. Although everyone’s recovery encompasses the same principles, each recovering addict can tailor these principles to fit her needs and wants.

What is Recovery?

Recovery involves different obstacles for each recovering addict. Included in the following are some examples of what the recovery process involves, no matter the underlying circumstances:

  • Learning
  • Growing
  • Healing

Beyond abstinence, recovery is a continuous, ongoing process of learning, growing and healing, mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually. Recovery is a lifelong process of learning how to adapt to new circumstances, growing from our past and healing not only from the wrath of one’s addiction but the past events that could have initially sparked the addiction. All in all recovery takes continuous care to maintain. All take time to complete and do not happen immediately.

How Can One’s View Impact Recovery?

Not knowing what to expect when it comes to recovery, can lead an individual down the wrong road ultimately affecting her recovery. Included in the following are some examples of how one’s view can impact her recovery:

  • Negativity
  • Distraction
  • Future

When an individual is not prepared for what to expect, she can be negative about the process, especially since the process can be extremely difficult at times. This negativity, which was caused by unexpected difficulties, can cause her to dislike the changes. She can also become distracted and place her focus on one of the goals so much that she forgets about the others she set for herself. This distraction can jeopardize her future by giving her false illusions on how easy she thinks recovery will be and how easily she can achieve it.

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