I was just 2 weeks into my out-patient treatment program and still feeling quite fragile. Only 3 weeks removed from suicidal thoughts, I laid my life bare to my group and counselors. I had tried everything I knew and found I knew nothing. Getting the help I needed gave me a chance at a new life and I was so tired of the old.
My marriage of 22 years was in the balance and I was near losing relationships with my sons. Work was a four letter word and the pressure to perform had me, while at work, in tears. I saw no way to change the awful life I had built for myself.
Treatment was a very positive experience and I learned many new skills and attitudes to deal with life. For me though, the most glaring need identified centered on Spirituality. While my treatment program did not speak to the multitude of options, it did highlight that spirituality is a crucial component in recovery. This was a hard pill for me to swallow. I had been the absolute center of my universe.
This is when my life and the lives of people around me truly began to change…
Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.