The importance of a plan in addiction recovery

Recovery is a process of changing patterns of behavior and thoughts. Something changes, and you feel it; just like Neo when he stop and faced the ‘squidies” in “The Matrix-Reloaded.” Now, when life crashes down, you roll with it, work through it, and thrive.

In recovery, you have an idea of what is helping you abstain from picking up (insert your addiction here) as a way to handle life on life’s terms. You can call it God, higher power, AA, sober support, children, spouse, family, work, I choose to call it a system.

After all, living in recovery isn’t just one life-saving throw of the dice, and it shouldn’t be. It’s a way of creating a new plan to live life to its fullest.

John Makohen/Addiction Blog