Relapse doesn't just happen. There is no such thing as a "slip." It drives me crazy when people in recovery talk about slips. That is the beginning of the lies that lead to relapse. Nobody is ever walking down the street and accidentally falls onto a needle filled with heroin. Nobody trips and swallows a … Continue reading The Lies of Relapse
The God who sees
If you truly want to help them, to see them get clean, you have to make the hard choices for them, the ones they are unable to make for themselves.
Most addicts i know (probably the vast majority if they are honest) have dreams about using, from time to time.
Thus, an addiction is born.
If you have someone in your life that struggles with a mental illness or substance abuse, you may feel like your life is an endless cycle of preparing for a storm, picking up the pieces and trying put a life back together.
So, why is it that many people fail at recovery? I'd like to try to answer that question.