Understanding You

By: Ken Rowell

Life is filled with a series of decisions and situations, both within our control and outside of our control. Many people believe addiction is the cause of their family, employment, and legal problems.  Addiction is not typically a path a person would willingly chose.  Instead, there are underlying causes that can lead to the addiction. Addiction treatment is the answer.  

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is one way Counselors and Therapists help patients break through barriers to identify problem areas in their lives. This is a critical step to beginning a life of recovery.  Everyone has history. That history may be good, bad, or somewhere in between. Understanding your history and the influence it has had on you can help you understand the decisions you make.

First, you must understand unhappiness in life and realize that the life you live is one you chose. You can chose to be sober. You can choose to work through past pains, and you can choose to change how you live. Many things in your life may not be fair, but you are not helpless. There is support, guidance, and help available to you if you look for it and ask for it.  Don’t get trapped in endless negativity and doubt.

Understand you are capable, you are worthy, and you are deserving.

Once you understand the unhappiness in your life, along with the root causes to your addiction, you can begin working through those causes. Understand you’re your history is history. It has only as much power as you give it. Work through the decisions, behaviors, and emotional scars so that they do not continue to bring you down. Remember, you are capable, you are worthy, and you are deserving.

Everyone needs goals in their life, both short term and long term. Making goals can help to keep you on the path of sobriety. Goals help us when problems seem overwhelming and endless. They should always be realistic, measurable, and attainable. They should be applicable to your life in its current state and should lead you to the place you desire to be.

If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.