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You Can’t Save Anyone But YourselfThose who have or are currently watching a loved one battle the throes of addiction know all too well that attempts to get them to recover are very rarely greeted with open arms and long-term results. This is because at the end of the day, recovery must stem from a desire within the person who is struggling, It is extremely challenging to watch someone you care about choose a path in life that is, slowly but surely, breaking them down, especially when you cannot understand why they make the impulsive choices that they do. If addiction was easily treatable, we wouldn’t feel the need to save people from themselves. Just because you may want recovery for someone you love, does not mean that they want the same thing for themselves. It’s important that you know their choices are not a reflection of you. Sometimes, all you can really do is love them through their struggle, and hope they will see their illness for what it is. Only then can they begin to want recovery as much as they need it.
Accepting the DifferenceI can say from personal experience that my recovery did not begin until I wanted it to. I was not willing to admit that I had a problem until I finally took a look at my life, decided that I was not where I wanted to be, and actively began trying to understand why I felt the need to self-destruct for as long as I did. As I work towards my third year of wanted recovery, I continue to have breakthroughs through writing, therapy and exercise. Discovering that I have lived with mental illness for most of my life was a huge turning point for me when it came to accepting myself. Although I may always be considered an addict, I no longer have to self-medicate what I refused to recognize for years. Obviously, addiction is not a one size fits all diagnosis. It impacts everyone differently, and the toll it takes also varies depending on how far and deep the addiction goes. But, when it comes to recovery, one vital thing that I have learned throughout my own experience is this: Recovery can only be long-lasting when a person wants to be sober and healthy.
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