The Problem Of Active Substance Abusers Essay

1383 Words Jul 31st, 2016 null Page
As an addict, you gave control of your life to opioids. However, there is often a reluctance to give control of your treatment to your healthcare providers. Humility is the word to ponder. The more you insist on controlling the recovery process, the less likely for a positive outcome.
If you are not truthful or only partially truthful with your treatment providers, how can you expect a good outcome? If you miss appointments, demand controlled medications, don’t pay clinic fees, or purposefully mislead your healthcare providers, what can you expect as an outcome? Abraham Lincoln said:
“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”
Not being sincere about wanting sobriety wastes everyone’s time and efforts. In the meantime, you continue to expose yourself to the mounting dangers of addiction.
ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY
Active substance abusers seem oblivious to the multitude of negative consequences stemming from their addiction. Health, work, school, family, and legal considerations are put aside because they seem far less important than getting drugs to support the addiction. We are all ultimately responsible for the choices we make. Poor choices often lead to punishing consequences. Learning to think before acting reduces the possibility of making unwise decisions. Substance abuse therapy can be helpful in that regard.
POLYSUBSTANCE ADDICTION
As if abusing one dangerous class…

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