Top 3 Reasons People Give for Staying the Course of Recovery


Sticking with recovery might be one of the most difficult things you ever do, but it's also one of the top rewarding. As the saying goes, no pain, no gain. Recovery can be painful in its own way, first physically, and then mentally and emotionally but for those who remain in long term recovery, the general consensus is that it’s worth every painful step of the way. Here’s the top five reasons people give for staying the course of recovery.

Themselves
This is probably the top motivator for those in recovery because change has to come from within to make you successful. Without the internal motivational, sometimes success can fall by the way side. To remain in recovery, you have to believe you are capable of change and that you are worthy of changing and giving yourself the life you truly deserve. 

Taking Their Lives Back
Even though this reason is an extension of the first one, it deserves its’ own spot on the list because it’s one of the most common reasons people give for remaining in recovery. Whether you’re proving it to yourself or others, there is an awesome sense of accomplishment that comes with overcoming the obstacles of recovery and taking your life back. Whether it’s getting your GED, going back to college, or finally striving for your dream career, taking back your power and regaining the reigns over your life can be a serious motivator for recovery. 

Kids, Family, & Loved Ones
Aside from proving to yourself that you can do everything you have set your mind to, proving it to friends, family, loved ones, or your own children is probably the second most satisfying feeling and general inspiration a person can get. Our loved ones have seen the struggles we’ve been through and who better to appreciate all of the obstacles we’ve overcome in getting here but the ones who know exactly what odds we beat. 

Reference
Jara, S. “My Best Tip For Sticking with Recovery”. Addiction. (Website).  April 2015

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