Problems that arise during an addiction are largely self-inflicted, and that causes chaos. While life will always present challenges, I take a look at the difference between adding to life’s problems as an addict and addressing problems while living in a way that does not create more problems in recovery.
In recovery, the need for a healthy outlet is important. The pain and emotions that drugs and alcohol used to mask, represent a void that must be filled, creating a vicious cycle of using, feeling bad, and then using again to feel better. Learning how to replace that cycle with healthy habits is part of recovery, provides self-comfort, and can help contribute to long term sobriety.
A glimpse into a long-time friend in recovery’s mindset after a relapse, and what it takes to maintain long-term sobriety. Sometimes the confidence given by an extended clean-time can lead to complacency, lapse of judgment, and slowly decaying morals. Time is not a factor to judge your success by, only your commitment to a better, drug-free life.
Coming to Narconon Suncoast was a very difficult decision for me to make. There was a lot going back and forth with myself. However, I can honestly say that this was the best decision I have ever made in my life.
Happiness and success come from positive actions and optimism for the future. Being sober is the first step towards happiness and success, but there are other behaviors and tendencies that will continue to facilitate your growth.
It was at this point I realized that my only option was to seek help in the form of treatment for my addiction. Once I started to be truthful to myself and recognize the destructive harm I was causing to not only me, but to those around me, the decision to get help was a simple one. It was the best decision of my life.
While on my program at Narconon Suncoast, I began feeling a change within myself. My outlook on life improved, and I was willing to let go of the past. Through each step of the program, I found out more and more about myself. I began understanding why I used in the first place, a huge step in improving my whole outlook on living a drug-free life.
A recent graduate shares his perspective on hope, the hope that pushed him towards treatment, the hope that has inspired him to work hard on himself, and the hope he now has for his life since completing his program.
A successful Narconon Suncoast graduate shares his incredible experience of fatherhood since completing his program, and how amazing it is to be present and set the positive example for his daughter that he now can!
By about midway through my program my anxiety was non-existent. I got my energy levels back and I was working out and playing basketball with the group at night. I feel the best I have felt since I was a child.