When Saying Sorry Isn’t Enough: Make Amends
When one makes the pursuit of their next high their primary objective in life, it encompasses them. It becomes the driving motive behind every action they make. The singular goal of getting high leaves the rest of your life in a state of decay. Your finances, your relationships and your health will all be forfeit to the pursuit of drugs. While not always a quick descent, it is inevitable that one will eventually reach the point where nothing is more important than staying high. Unfortunately, once you are in ruins and detached from those that care about you, destructive decision making becomes a natural reflex. This creates a pattern of chaotic life choices that damage not only your life but the integrity of your character. Very simply, It makes being a “bad person” easy.
Once someone decides to get sober after a long streak of drug abuse one can feel absolved of past regression. Unfortunately, this is untrue and the wreckage you caused in your drug addiction is still there. However, you can look at it as a new chapter in life. You are in a sense, shedding the old you and being born again as a new, thoughtful and integral person. A person who is a person of good, who is ready to take on whatever the future holds. When starting out in recovery or attending a treatment facility, it quickly becomes apparent that there are a few steps to take before you can take that step into the future.
Foremost, you must clean up the wreckage of your past. It will be paralyzing to self-improvement to not acknowledge what you have done. Your past is a part of you. As a new person who strives for the good and casts out the chaos, you will feel responsible for repairing the damage. If you do not take this crucial first step, then you will always cast your mind back to these mistakes (whether consciously or subconsciously) and it will stunt your growth as a person.
So how does one fix the wreckage of their past?
Well, first you must come to terms with it. The human mind can convince itself of a number of irrational ideas. This is why you must be able to face your mistakes and make them right. Otherwise, you will not be able to align your reality to what is actually taking place. Once you have accomplished this with the help of a rehabilitation center, you must make amends. Amends in the face of countless mistakes is the only way to combat the subversion that immersed your life. This is the only true way to free yourself from your past and find yourself in the present.
From there it is up to you to build a suitable life for yourself as a person of strong moral standing and character.
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