An Introduction to Principles of Recovery
If you are struggling with addictions and want to recover start off with this introductory video. In it Jodi Hildebrant defines what recovery is and discusses the five basic principles of recovery:
The Five Basic Principles of Recovery
Learn how the basic principles of recovery interact with each other and build up to a lifestyle of recovery. Overcoming addictions is very possible if you are willing to be honest, responsible, and humble.
Relapsing occurs when you return to using your drug of choice. This often happens when you reach a bottom line and feel like you can't take it anymore.
A slip occurs when you have established a bottom line, or rule, for yourself and you break it. True recovery occurs when there are no slips.
When something is unmanageable you are not about to control, handle, or direct it. With addiction a person often turns to a drug to manage emotions that they feel are unmanageable.
A bottom line is a boundary that is concrete, measurable, and specific to what you are addicted to.
Trying to use willpower alone to overcome addiction is called White Knuckling.
"Accept and surrender the things you can't change and you're not responsible for."