Recovery is full of special sayings and cliches. They are small statements which serve as reminders to the bigger purpose of recovery. There is a reason for your pain. Pain has a purpose. Don’t give up. One day at a time. Keep it simple. Easy does it. Have willingness, honesty, and open-mindedness. Suit up and show up. The list goes on.
Hope and Faith
Hearing cliches on repeat can get very annoying in the beginning. You don’t feel good, your in a rehabilitation treatment center, and life seems to be anything but hopeful. Yet, you continue to hear these messages of hope and faith. You learn how to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Alcoholism, addiction, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders can feel like an infinite abyss with no end in sight. Right in the middle of it, without any support, guidance, or treatment, it certainly is that way. it can be difficult to trust what treatment center peers and staff are saying. Once you start to believe, even think you might be able to believe, that any of it is possible, there is great change.
Recovery is Manageable
Hope is sometimes used as an anagram for “hold on pain ends”. Life can be painful. Indeed, living with an unmanageable mental health disorder does not make the pain of life any easier. Recovery, however, is manageable. Recovery gives you the tools you need to not just survive all of life’s curveballs but thrive despite them. You are going to learn how to live in a way that doesn’t demand you cope with life anymore. Living life on life’s terms means understanding that some things are out of our control, except for yourself. You have the power to control how you react to your own thoughts, behaviors, actions, and those of the world. Recovery gives you that ability.
If you are in pain, are suffering, and cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, don’t give up hope. It doesn’t mean there is no light. You simply cannot see it yet. The light is there waiting for you, to welcome you to a whole new way of living.
Avalon By The Sea is waiting for your call to guide you in the direction of hope in recovery. Our residential treatment programs are available for mental health and substance use disorders, both as primary treatments. For a private consultation and more information on our programs, call 1 888-958-7511.