Interesting Facts That You Need To Know With Regards To Recovery From Alcohol And Drug Addiction
When it comes to recovery from addiction, not matter what it is, may it be from smoking, alcohol or drugs, is considered as an ongoing process that, theoretically, never ends, however, even though that is the case, it is still suggested by experts that the said process should be approached incrementally, one day at a time. Yes, you can say that one day at a time is the required time many experts would suggest to have, what usually happen, there are times when they also requires smaller time increments like one hour at a time, to cite a example.
Although this kind of approach is considered to be very effective and very successful when it comes to reducing the despair caused by viewing the process as something that is lifelong and arduous, it is still very important to include elements of long-term, strategic and anticipatory thinking in the recovery process.
The smaller time incremental model such as the one hour at a time does not conflict with the one day at a time model but, the same goes with any other overall plan of action out there, this also adds two elements: the directed goal-seeking and the anticipation of personal gain to the equation.
The shot-term thinking is considered as one, if not, the active behavior that greatly influence the cause of drug and alcohol addiction. Goals that are short-term, which is sometimes immediate, are being set and even though there is a tendency that these goals will be vigorously pursued, the long term consequences that may arise from it are oftentimes neglected or ignored. Furthermore, there also goes the fact that the dominant short-term thinking often crowds out consideration of possible longer term rewards that would accrue from the productive behaviors.
The observation of many people and experiences of those who have been addicts in the past all shows that unusual behavior of addicts such as doing anything they want to do, even taking extreme steps so that they will be able to acquire and ensure the availability of drugs for their use. When we say taking extreme steps, we are pertaining to actions that are considered as a crime such as manipulation, deceit, robbery and other acts of crime that they can think of, to name a few.
There are actually so many ways for addicts, regardless of whether they are alcohol addicts or drugs addicts, that they can choose from, one of which was the above mentioned way which is the incremental model. Regardless of the kind of process of recovery an addict will choose to comply, it will only become successful if he will commit himself to the process, if he is prepared enough and determined enough to go through it for the betterment of his life.
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