---To rehabilitate properly, I feel, is to be sure that folks have changed inside AND are now able to face themselves. That is to face oneself without using their addiction of choice BECAUSE that only serves to distract folks from facing what is really at the heart of the problem. They come into a healing setting and usually have the current malady taken care of. This is really just treatment of the symptom and are sent out to once again be victimized by what they cultivated a weakness for and sent them to the hospital in the first place. If one never gets to the-heart-of-the-matter…it honestly doesn’t amount to much, more than putting a bandage on cancer. It has to do with a lack of self-worth and self-esteem making folks so vulnerable to whatever takes the place of getting to know thyself. Getting to know thyself can be painful if you’ve spent a lot of time hurting others. For folks who basically have followed the Golden Rule, facing things are NOT as bad as that.
---It seems that many folks have NOT experienced much encouragement in their lives. It, actually, seems that many have been discouraged to achieve. They have been told that achievement is out-of-reach and not worth the effort involved. Besides, they don’t have what it takes. Mediocrity may be worth getting used to.
---We find that there is a need to increase self-esteem. We find, also, a need to increase Self-knowledge. Positive interaction with others makes this happen. Folks who find that they are low in both departments need good solid people in which to interact. The objective of this interaction is to let the folks know that they are ‘’good enough.’’ We want people to know that they are ‘’alright.’’ It is imperative for folks to know that it is ‘’okay’’ to be who they are. This can NOT be stressed enough to ensure that a change is to take place.
---Self-worth will increase through interaction of those who have value for the individual they are talking to. To ensure that one values the other, one must be sure that one values people in general (himself as well as others.) If one does this then he will automatically value others. He may or may NOT like everyone to be his best friend or whathaveyou, but he must be able to understand that ‘’All Beings Have Value.’’ If he doesn’t know this…one may find that he is not valuing his subject. That will delay the procedure.
---When one feels he is valued then he approaches life with a confidence that aids him in all he does. He finds that he is now concerned for the well-being of others and has a caring for things that happen. The quality of his life has certainly been enriched. With this upgrade to life, we hope that one is now able to think enough of himself and life as it is to say NO to whatever it is that has addicted him in the past…and mean it. Becoming addicted or readdicted has lost its’ appeal and now is unattractive and doesn’t have the same hold that it once did. To be free of whatever it is, is much more rewarding. He now makes better decisions.
Why It Behooves Folks To NOT Become Re-addicted!
---It behooves folks to NOT become re-addicted, because they are now on the road to discover oneself if they haven’t already. They are now on a path that is much preferable to what they were doing before – being addicted and searching for themselves. They feel much better. It is like day and night. To return to the old life doesn’t make much sense. They may rather help others to become non-addicted and they find that that aids in their own journey. Be Well.