Long term sobriety requires great priority and commitment from an alcoholic/addict. However, many alcoholics/addicts struggle with this priority process. After years of self destruction, one’s ego suggests within a very short period of sober time, their incurable disease is in remission.
Unfortunately this is one characteristic of the disease of alcoholism. There is no cure for this progressive illness, just a suggested life style coupled with self knowledge, behavior modification, and seeking a spiritual experience which can bring about the manifestation of perspective, gratitude, and wisdom.
The combination of these traits needs consistent work to maintain. Without ongoing commitment to one’s recovery the probability of relapse increases. Support of other people that share the same struggles is paramount in the continuity of this life challenge. The alcoholic/addict’s transformation will begin once he or she understands the lack of value in his or her thought process in the area of sobriety. Once the alcoholic/addict is able to value humility and teachability, then there is potential for one to grow. It is essential to be open to suggested activities to do on a daily basis; over time this structured behavior leads to a psychic change necessary for freedom from addiction.
Once the struggling alcoholic/addict has transformed into a man or woman with purpose, strength and dignity, they essentially become a new person. The amazing gift of this recovery process is that people are able re-direct their life threatening illness into an ingredient for healthy living.
In opposition to this freedom, this fulfilling life style, is the alcoholic/addict who continues their destructive behavior. On that path, one can easily fall into belligerent, stubborn characteristics. Many of these individuals will place blame on the people or circumstances around them to continually validate the reasons they struggle.
This type of attitude continues to fuel a downward spiral until something intervenes on this process. Often times only a loved one, a support group, or some catastrophic event can change these progressively devastating thinking patterns. Axis can be this essential intervening component; a continual intervention on the disease of addiction. The acceptance of this help is the first key to one’s salvation; what was at first a chore becomes a journey into the wonderful adventure of a principled life.
Brad Keith – CEO