Addiction to a substance or behavior is complex affecting the addictive person and everyone around them. We help every individual at their unique state of development, motivation, and readiness for treatment and recovery
Using a person-centered approach in the maintenance of gains made in treatment is important for continued growth and development. Recognizing that commitment to recovery is, in itself, a courageous undertaking. It requires insight, humility, and motivation in maintaining one’s gains and continuing on the path to life change. Each person is at a personal and unique readiness for change with differing values, particularly in the role of spirituality in recovery and psychotherapy.
There are many roads to recovery from the damaging relationship with drugs, alcohol and other behaviors that have controlled you and maintaining the life gains you have made. The 12-step approachfor successfully maintaining recovery from the obsessive thoughts, feelings and behaviors are familiar to most people. For many, AA may not be right for them. However, there are other programs, like Rational Recovery, that do not embrace a “higher power,” but more of a psycho-educational approach.
Dr. Paul Standal has included helpful affirmations and quotes from Alcoholics Anonymous because he feels that they are applicable to many areas of our lives where we are seeking growth and development. Regardless of the path to recovery one takes, using additional recovery tools, like seeking therapeutic help, doing a daily journal or inventory, doing relaxation and the role of ongoing truth using an integrity checklist, can become pivotal strategies for continued growth and life satisfaction.
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