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Substance abuse takes the lives of 100,000.00 people each year in the UNITED STATES.
Even at those staggering numbers, it a topic that is rarely discussed or willingly overlooked.
To most individuals actively caught up in the grips of addiction, seeking help comes with a price.
It really does not seem to matter at what age a person starts the recovery process. The price is the same for all who suffer. The ego must be deflated. And for the individual, that means taking a lifelong set of conceptions and throwing them out the window. That is a heavy price to pay, or is it?
What is a good measuring stick to use when it comes to surrendering an entire lifelong set of conceptions? Let’s have a look at this example:
Joe is an exceptional man. He has a promising career ahead of him and has acquired a PHD in philosophy. At age 48, Joe finds himself sitting in a treatment center waiting room wearing a wrist band on his left arm waiting to be admitted into a psych ward at the local Drug and Alcohol Treatment center.
We’re just spit balling here, but maybe, just maybe, with all Joes profound knowledge of the inner workings of the human mind and its hidden springs, along with Joes college degrees, he needs to see that those degrees apparently aren’t worth the paper they were written on when it comes to understanding the disease of addiction. That self-knowledge has got him right where he sits at age 48. A broken man with a plaque on the wall to prove it. Joe is then approached by a man with an 8th grade education who has recovered from the disease of addiction, who has regained his standing in the community and has now dedicated his life to helping others overcome addiction. Talk about ego deflation!
It has been proven among us who suffer from addiction, time after time, that to recover from addiction, one must understand addiction from experiencing it firsthand, not from studying it. Willingness, open mindedness, and honesty are three keys essential to recovery.
Faced with the facts that there is no cure for addiction, that it is a progressive and fatal illness one might want to rely on an acquaintance who has had a spiritual awaking to overcome addiction. You may say that sounds a little farfetched. remember Joe?
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” -Herbert Spencer
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