Power in Addiction Recovery

The power in addiction recovery lies in knowing the things that have a positive impact on your life, and the things that don’t. After traveling down the road that leads to ultimate destruction, you arrive at a crossroad where you decide that you need to change direction. You realize that you have a real problem, and now you also have a desire to get help. This acknowledgement of the truth of your situation is the first step in healing your body, mind and spirit. By overcoming denial and admitting that you need help, you immediately begin to change your course of action. Once your thoughts begin to focus on healing and recovery from addiction, your actions will follow. That is the power of knowledge at work, because now your mind is empowering you to get well.

Recovery from addiction is available to anyone who has a real desire to get well. Rehabilitation programs are designed to treat every aspect of addiction, and psychological counseling plays a major role. After the detoxification process is completed, you will begin psychological therapy. There are different types of therapy and some are given individually and others are within a group.   

During these psychological counseling sessions you will begin to uncover things from your past. As you become more self-aware, you will begin to see the things that you have become attached to that are negatively affecting your life. You will also discover the reasons why you have embraced these things. By recognizing your thoughts and behavior patterns that enable unhealthy choices, you begin to grow in knowledge and wisdom. There is a scripture by the prophet Hosea (Judeo-Christian Bible) that says, “My people perish for a lack of knowledge.” When you are without self-knowledge, you blindly repeat the same thoughts and behavior patterns that bring you deeper and deeper into trouble. But when you begin to wake up from your slumber, through the efforts of psychological counseling, you become empowered. Knowledge is power.

As you travel on this journey of self discovery, you begin to realize how destructive the path was that you were on. As you grow deeper in knowledge you start to see all the complexities that added to your destruction. Your belief system may have been built on lies and it was these beliefs that directed your downhill path. But now you are learning the truth about your self and who you really are. You are beginning to gain knowledge, wisdom and power as you discover the rights that you were naturally endowed with. You now know that whatever negative thoughts or feelings you may have had about yourself are lies. This is not your true identity; it is the fabrication of ignorance. As you discover your true worth, you become more empowered. As you become more empowered, you are propelled forward toward complete recovery. This is the rehabilitation process at work in your life.

Rehabilitation and recovery from addiction are a process that psychological counseling walks you through. As you continue in this walk, you are learning a new set of rules that will become your principles for living a successful life. You are now quick to recognize the subtle and seductive nature behind every destructive thought or action that seeks to destroy you. You also have the knowledge and power to destroy it before it destroys you. That is real power.  

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.