Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ways of Telling if Your Addict is Recovered

Instead of running away from life's challenges, they run right into them.

Responds to the needs of others.

Eager to do service.

Eager to grow spiritually.

Puts their relationship with God above all else.

Doesn't mind working hard.

Doesn't mind being responsible.

Doesn't mind taking care of themselves. 

Wants others to get better.

Can walk through strong and uncomfortable feelings.

No longer avoids life.

No longer avoids pain.

Can suffer and has no thoughts to self-destruct.

Can lose a loved one and has no urge to drink or use.

Steps up and takes care of their family.

Makes amends to creditors and stays out of debt.

Doesn't behave immorally in other aspects of life (lying, stealing, adultery, etc.)

Has a glow to them.

Has a quiet confidence.

Can look you and the rest of the world in the eye.

Is no longer ashamed.

Is no longer fearful and fear-driven.

Continues to get stronger and stronger, even when they are vulnerable or suffering.

Is able to accomplish more and more as time goes on.

Willing to try new things.

Willing to go to any length to get better and stay better. 

Triggers don't exist anymore, and even though triggers don't exist anyway, they no longer perceive anything to be a trigger.

They are content and at peace.

You can just tell they're okay.  

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