For Those Who Don’t Believe In Recovery
There are always skeptics, no matter where you look. That is no different in the field of addiction and recovery. Along your road to recovery, you will be met with many of these skeptics.
People will tell you that recovery doesn’t last. They will tell you that you aren’t an addict, you just haven’t learned how to control your alcohol or drug use. This can be extremely damaging to the addict, as it makes them question their sobriety and wonder if it is pointless.
This cycle of doubt caused when friends and family don’t believe in recovery or your recovery in specific. Sometimes you might be met with a great amount of irritability or opposition if this is not going to be your first time back to rehab.
There are times when family members have heard the same thing over and over again, and they no longer believe that your recovery will happen.
Our staff is trained in many ways to help you when you meet people who don’t believe in the power of recovery. Our staff can also change your mind if it’s you who doesn’t believe in recovery.
We truly believe that recovery is possible, it is a day to day process. It never gets easier. You will hear stories from our members that have been sober for 25 years but still get cravings. This is not meant to scare you, but rather to show you that our program will make those cravings manageable.
Recovery is real, and we want to help you today. Here are some tips for when you are met with a skeptic of recovery:
- Explain how recovery has helped you
- Make sure you speak in “I” statements
- Be open to understanding someone else’s point of few
- Keep in mind people may be jealous of your sobriety, and try to tare it down.
In our programs, we will teach you various ways to get the skeptic out of your head. We want you to believe that it is possible to get sober. If we are able to have your full faith, we know you will be living a drug-free life. We also invite the skeptics to a Twelve Step Family meeting, to hear from other past skeptics.
Remember, if you or a family member is skeptic about any of our services, we are more than happy to have a conversation with you. You can arrange an appointment online or over the phone, it is all private and free.