Very inspirational from someone that has been there and done that, this does prove that the first step is the biggest and that is taken responsibility.
In recovery we need to take responsibility for our own actions.
When I was gripped in the claws of addiction, I blamed everyone else for the mess my life has become. When looking back, it must have been a defence mechanism, a way to rationalize my addiction. Thinking that I don’t have a problem, the problem was my surroundings, and the people in my life.
This way of thinking had many bad consequences. The way I treated everyone with the utmost disrespect, still today brings tears to my eyes. The addicted mind, only thinks about the drug. It doesn’t think of consequences. It only thinks of the next 15 seconds, the next hit. Taking responsibility for ones actions, is a very important aspect in recovery. Excepting that, you, and you alone are responsible for the situation you find yourself in. And only you have the ability to make it better…
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