The value of healthy self-worth in recovery is crucial. Feelings of worthlessness, self-pity and shame are common feelings to addicts and alcoholics, especially in early recovery.
Shame and remorse from past mistakes often haunt their thoughts and reaffirm what addicts and alcoholics believe about themselves: they have no worth.
So how does an alcoholic or addict in recovery get from the depths of despair to a life filled with hope, optimism and purpose?
Sometimes the answer is as simple as “Being of Service……
The value of healthy self-worth in recovery starts when alcoholics and addicts start looking around them at how they can help. The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous help the alcoholic and addict get out of themselves and into helping others.
This service-oriented way of life takes the problematic drinker and drug addict away from themselves and their persistent negative thoughts. Service gives hope and healthy purpose to newly recovering individuals.
With a new purpose recovering alcoholics and addicts can share their stories of despair and help give hope to those just starting their journey to personal recovery.
One of the definitions of recovery is to retrieve that which is of value; recovery by this definition is to literally rescue the valuable lives of the practicing addict and alcoholic everywhere. If you are reading this and can relate to the message shared above then you may be one of us. No matter where you are in the recovery process, you matter.
Recovery is a journey, one that Balboa Horizons doesn’t take lightly. If you are struggling with drinking or using drugs call Balboa Horizons and start taking your life back today. The value of self-worth in recovery starts with you.
Balboa Horizons has specialized in substance abuse treatment in Orange County since 2004. Call our experienced team today 866-316-4012