Acceptance is the act of understanding and realizing the reality of your situation. Realizing that your addiction got out of control, that you need to work on your sobriety, or that you want to stay sober are all ways to accept what’s happening in your life presently.
Ultimately, denying an addiction is what allows a person to reach the depths of what substance abuse can lead to. However, when we stop resisting the reality of our situation we work with it and through it.
Sometimes reality is a reminder of our powerlessness. And acceptance is understanding each moment simply as it already exists, instead of judging each situation as good or bad. It just is. And our anxiety will not change anything. Once we are in that mind frame we can keep our powerlessness from overwhelming us and trust in the journey we are on.
“Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change it.” – Jamie Lee Curtis
“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti
“The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” – Nathaniel Branden
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
“What you deny or ignore, you delay. What you accept and face, you conquer.” – Robert Tew
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” – Joseph Campbell
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If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction now is the time to get help. At First Steps Recovery, we never give up on residents, we offer up individualized care plans designed around the specific needs of each individual. Please call us today, 844-489-0836.