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The greatest thing that I have gained from recovery, though, has been the understanding that I can and will be okay no matter what comes.
Understanding addiction can be an eye-opening thing. The answer to this question may seem very simple, but it is not always so straightforward.
When the focus is on recovery, it doesn’t really matter how the underlying issues manifested themselves or how the client was trying to cope with it.
Sitting in the bowels of the Atlanta Airport, in hindsight, I must have known what was happening. I smoked a cigarette and took swigs from a flask with a food court employee.
There is no need to wait for your fresh start when you can take the first step towards recovery right now. You deserve to make a change.
These clients who take the step to seek treatment are amazingly strong individuals who want to better themselves and they are searching for their own miracle of healing.
After leaving a treatment center, recovery can be stressful adjusting to a new environment without the structure and support system than you have become accustomed to.
Although many people are eager to address their addiction, Simpson points out that understanding the trauma will make treating the addiction much easier.
“When people feel unsafe they don’t get vulnerable and open up about their issues,” Boman says. “Because of that, we have a very safe program with trauma-informed care.”
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