Recovery From Addiction
Recovery is NOT a destination, but a continuous journey based on long-term commitment and reintegration into a culture of recovery.
Recovery is NOT a ‘quick fix’
Recovery is NOT mysterious or hidden but should be clearly evident in your behaviour
Recovery is NOT dry addiction - doing life without drugs and without healing and transformational change
Recovery is NOT your own plan. No-one recovers in isolation. Get help.
Recovery is NOT impossible. Everyone who is willing to change can change.
Recovery is NOT ‘drop and go’ but an integrated and united effort by the family, the addicted individual and the treatment provider.
Recovery has to be holistic and balanced if it is to be sustained. Every area of one’s life was affected and therefore every area needs to recover. A medical check up is vital. A healthy living plan such as good sleep, a healthy diet and eating plan, an exercise regime are important ingredients. Effective rehabilitation should result in positive change in one’s physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, social, environmental, vocational and financial life.
Family supporters often fear relapse and if they have not learnt effective supporter skills to bolster and support recovery they then use negative old ways of coping such as denial, obsessing, emotionally venting, enabling or controlling which undermines the entire recovery process.
Mighty Wings Life Centre offers an outpatient program to addicted individuals as well as a supporter program for their family supporters. Please click on ‘Programs’ for a full description
R - Restoring the damage caused by the negative effects of drug abuse. Every area of one’s life is affected and therefore every area needs to recover.
E - Effective Boundary setting to be implemented in every area of one’s life
C - Commitment to one’s own recovery and non-compromise stance to positive change
O - One day at a time, one step at a time. Too much too soon will sink your recovery. Too much freedom and responsibility is a set up for failure
V - Values and morals restored. A spiritual awakening and surrender to God will revolutionise your life
E - Earning back trust of others through changed behaviour and re-building your own self esteem
R - Reintegration into a recovery lifestyle. Recovery does not take place in isolation. Humble yourself and receive help. Be part of a recovery community
Y - Your recovery, your goals. Clearly define a recovery plan with achievable goals to correct negative, self-defeating behaviours and to develop self-enhancing behaviours with accountability and support.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my loved one abusing drugs?
Read more about what you can do and how you could know for sure
Is my loved one addicted or using socially?
Read more about the difference between substance abuse and addiction
What if my addicted loved one refuses help?
Read more about waiting for your loved one to make the choice to stop.
What are the treatment options?
Centres such as Mighty Wings Life Centre are low cost and generally offer other recovery services at very low cost.
Is there a cure for addiction?
Read more about recovery from addiction
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