These people have children, families, jobs – and they’re living silent battles. Silent battles are the hardest battles to fight. If we vilify, punish, and shame addicts, they are going to stay in isolation. We want to find and support the best forms of treatment and be a part of this conversation and development.
The primary goal of Genius Recovery is ultimately to reduce suffering.
First, I want to say how sorry I am that you or someone you love is struggling with addiction. I know first-hand how painful it is. Addiction nearly killed me when I was 18 years old.
What I’ve learned since then is that almost all addiction stems from trauma. This can be difficult for some people to understand; they assume trauma has to mean a person was beaten, molested or in a life-threatening accident. But we all have different levels of sensitivity.
Addiction is something you are driven to do—anything you crave that gives you temporary pleasure or relief but then causes negative consequences. Addiction is something you are unable to give up, despite the suffering it causes.
The challenging thing for people that don’t have this craving to understand is how someone could have that craving in the first place. They wonder why the addict can’t just make a better choice.
I’m of the belief that addiction is not a choice…
Implementing this Miracle Morning practice will help you develop strength you never thought possible.
The Miracle Morning for Addiction Recovery outlines cutting edge research, all designed to support your recovery.
By Hal Elrod, Anna David, and Joe Polish