This is Serious Stuff

I visited the Wednesday AM Plano group and was excited to see so many wonderful faces of recovery. I am so proud of the fine work all our patients are doing. Recovery is difficult but we’re doing it!

Too many don’t take recovery seriously. We mourn the loss of Whitney Houston last week, patient but have you thought about the other 7500 who have died since from alcohol or drug overdose or diseases related to those substances? It’s not an unusual happening. It is one of America’s great tragedies that we have so many suffering and so few seeking help. I understand the fear of approaching treatment – it is scary. But once you’re in the door, you will find so many who are in the same situation you are in, you can relate to their experiences and together we can find the answer.

We fear the traumas in life that got us here. We are told by family and friends that alcohol and drugs are such a problem. Sadly, we know that alcohol and drugs are not the problem, they are the solution to the problems we have encountered in life. The successful treatment program doesn’t just deal with day to day issues. It addresses the sad, tragic, hurtful events in life that hurt so badly only the numbing effects of alcohol or drugs would release us from the misery.

But there are better solutions. We can find them if we work together. It will be, and I kid you not, the most difficult thing you have ever done. But in the end it is the most worthwhile, valuable thing you will ever do. Pray over it and seek treatment somewhere. There are lots of great programs out there, reach out, someone will take you by the hand and lead you through the process.

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