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.
Yes, you can actually say that when it comes to the time incremental approach, it is actually the kind of approach that poses a tremendous amount of success and efficacy, most especially when it comes to reducing the despair felt by the patient as they view the process as something that is lifelong and arduous however, even if that is the case, one should still include the elements of long-term, strategic as well as anticipatory 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. Goals that are short-term, which is sometimes immediate, are being set and even though there is a tendency that these goals will be vigorously pursued, the long term consequences that may arise from it are oftentimes neglected or ignored. 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. Some of the extreme steps that they often execute for the purpose of securing themselves the drugs that they want to have includes manipulation, robbery, deceit and any other forms of criminal acts that they can possibly do.
When it comes to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, there are actually so many ways for them to do so, one very good example was the model of incremental approach that we have mentioned above. 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.