“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions that speak louder than words. It is making time, when there is none, coming through time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the force of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.”
We should celebrate life as an oasis of hope, healing and restoration. Each story we hear is filled with heartbreak and loss; but each person also has a dream of what they aspire their life and family to be like. In recovery, we watch men and women arrive broken and hopeless, and leave with hope and new-found beginnings. What initially looked like the end for them in many ways actually became their opportunity for a new life worth living.
Restoration of individuals and families, placing a belief in the sufficiency to overcome the destructive nature of addiction. When celebrating recovery and other local recovery support groups to give our individuals a broad perspective of life long recovery care, understanding that treatment is the first step toward a new way of life.
In order to be successful in your recovery and in life, commitment has to be part of the first step.
Article written by Candy Finnigan and Rava Chekeni