I earned my first pilot’s license at 16 and I was hired to fly for an airline the week that I graduated college. From that moment on, my career path was carefully laid out before me and all I needed to do was follow it to the end. But then I didn’t. I abandoned the path.
A recovery agreement is a positive document, encouraging long-term recovery, and outline a path to family reunification. Prior to treatment boundaries were crossed and ultimatums yelled. The recovery agreement reestablishes boundaries and encourages more treatment and helps to rebuild trust.
I draw a parallel between using drugs and a ride in an amusement park. Just like a roller coaster, drugs have an exhilarating aspect, but we don’t go to the amusement park every day. We enjoy the ride and move on to the next thing; our experience becomes a memory – not a way of life.
It took me a full two years to finally “get” lasting sobriety. I have used my sobriety as a launch pad for my life.
After I got sober, I was able to really focus on the company that I had started. I gave a physician friend just enough money to start his own medical practice.
The first call sets the ball in motion for a suffering person to move towards the path of recovery. From the outside looking in, a phone call may seem small, but that person may have been thinking about dialing my number for weeks, years even.
Continuing to use is a direct path to problems while a life in recovery is full of new opportunities. Things that I couldn’t imagine doing when I was using are now my reality.
There is no overnight success for people in recovery. People need to stay engaged and actively working to overcome their addictions.
Comprehensive Care, the POC goes into treatment with love. We continue to meet as a family while they are in treatment. The family is also prepared to support their journey of recovery after treatment.
When families ask to know the success rate of a facility, they’re really asking me, “will this work? Is it worth the investment?”
We have all had cravings for food, cravings pop up out of no where and can be so strong that we ‘just must’ act on them. How many slices of pizza, General Tso’s Chicken, and late night Ben and Jerry’s binges have you had that were born of a craving for them?