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. Yes, you can say that one day at a time is the required time many experts would suggest to have, what usually happen, there are times when they also requires smaller time increments like one hour at a time, to cite a example.
Although this kind of approach is considered to be very effective and very successful when it comes to reducing the despair caused by viewing the process as something that is lifelong and arduous, it is still very important to include elements of long-term, strategic and anticipatory thinking in the recovery process.
There is no need for anyone who are taking the one hour at a time smaller time increment approach as this does not conflict with the one day at a time model however, just like with ant overall plan of action, this adds the element of directed goal-seeking and 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. And also, there is also with the dominant short-term thinking which crowds out considerations of any possible longer term rewards that would accrue from the productive behaviors.
The observation of many people and experiences of those who have been addicts in the past all shows that unusual behavior of addicts such as doing anything they want to do, even taking extreme steps so that they will be able to acquire and ensure the availability of drugs for their use. Speaking of taking extreme steps, this actually refers to criminal acts that should never be done by sane individuals which includes the following: robber, deceit, manipulation and any other forms of heinous act that breaks the law.
There are actually so many ways for addicts, regardless of whether they are alcohol addicts or drugs addicts, that they can choose from, one of which was the above mentioned way which is the incremental model. However, the very first thing that an addict must do for him to recover from his current state is to commit himself to the process of recover, to be prepared and be willing to do it no matter how long it may take as that is the only way for it to become successful.