Interesting Facts That You Need To Know With Regards To Recovery From Alcohol And Drug Addiction
It has been known for many years now that recovery from addiction, regardless of whether it is about drugs, alcohol or smoking, is a kind of ongoing process that seems to have no end, theoretically speaking but, even if that is the case, it is still normally suggested that such kind of process must be approached incrementally, one day at a time. Although, one day at a time is the suggested time of approach, there are still instances when smaller time increments are needed such as one hour at a time, to name an example.
While this kind of approach is known for being very effective and efficient in successfully reducing the despair felt by patients who view the said process as something that is arduous and lifelong, there still needs to be elements of long-term, strategic and also, anticipatory thinking in the process of recovery.
The smaller time incremental model such as the one hour at a time does not conflict with the one day at a time model but, the same goes with any other overall plan of action out there, this also adds two elements: the directed goal-seeking and the anticipation of personal gain to the equation.
With regards to alcohol and drug addiction, the active behavior that greatly influence this is the short-term thinking. Short-term, or sometimes pertained to as immediate, goals are being set and though there is a big possibility that they might be pursued vigorously, the long-term consequences that may comes from it are frequently ignored or neglected. Furthermore, there also goes the fact that the dominant short-term thinking often crowds out consideration of possible longer term rewards that would accrue from the productive behaviors.
Based on observation and based on the claims of other who have had the experience of taking drugs in the past, it goes to show that addict have the tendency of taking any extreme steps that allow them to acquire and ensure that they will get drugs. When we say taking extreme steps, we are pertaining to actions that are considered as a crime such as manipulation, deceit, robbery and other acts of crime that they can think of, to name a few.
When it comes to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, there are actually so many ways for them to do so, one very good example was the model of incremental approach that we have mentioned above. Regardless of the kind of process of recovery an addict will choose to comply, it will only become successful if he will commit himself to the process, if he is prepared enough and determined enough to go through it for the betterment of his life.