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Learning From Our Experiences and Making Changes

One of the hardest things in life is feeling stuck in a situation that we don’t like and want to change especially when we are powerless over drugs and alcohol and don’t know how to ask for alcohol addiction help. We may have exhausted ourselves trying to figure out how to make change, and we may even have given up after several failed attempts at getting and staying sober. However, each day offers us an opportunity to renew our resolve and to declare to the universe that we are ready for change. We may even say out loud that we have tried and struggled and have not found a way, but that we are open to help, and that we intend to keep working to create change for ourselves. We may realize we need the assistance of a drug addiction detox or an affordable rehab. It can be done today, right now.

It is difficult to understand, even with hindsight, how the choices we have made have added up to our current situation, but it is a good idea to examine the story we tell ourselves. If we tend to regard ourselves as having failed, this will block our ability to allow ourselves to succeed and stay sober. We have the power to change the story we tell ourselves by acknowledging that in the past, we did our best, and we exhibited many positive qualities, and had many fine moments on our path to the present moment. We can also recognize that we have learned from our experiences, and that this will help us with our current choices on how we plan on staying sober.

When we do this kind of work on how we view our past self, we make it possible for the future to be based on a positive self-assessment and give ourselves a fighting chance. This inner shift may allow us to get out of the cycle we’ve been in that’s been keeping us stuck. Allow today to be the day to end cycles and enter into a new way of being.

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