Time for updates on my journey guys :)..Almost 80 days of Sobriety now and I am having more and more faith in god now which one tends to blame during Addiction trying to shift responsibility. I have started to realize that God is there to help through many ways, the only thing needed is to seek the help...which is all about recovery..one needs support, help, faith and confidence...
And from confidence...God had me stumbled on something which i wanted to share..That one important thing to keep an eye during any addiction recovery is OVER CONFIDENCE...Pride always comes before the fall and the mind would like to trick Addict's brain by sowing seeds of over confidence..therefore, to be at guard is of utmost importance...
It is important to remember that a recovering Addict, if over confident, becomes extremely vulnerable to enviornments and situations that will trigger addictive behavior and relapse...
There are 3 ways in which Over confidence can cause relapse:-
1 - Distorted Self Image - If one stops treatment / therapy and think that one can withstand a small lapse..then that's the beginning of a much worse relapse than last one and it will happen to all addicts with all relapse..the severity keeps increaseing
2 - Irrational Thoughts - One can seek reward for no relapse and might try the same behavior one is fighting and can land there right back
3 - Complacency - One can think addiction wasn't that bad after some time being sober and finances / debts managed and can think that it can be controlled now and why shouldn't it be tried as pleasure again..This again would lead to relapse..
Therefore, Being Confident is necessary but avoid being Over Confident is of paramount importance..
In my next update, I will share my study on how BOREDOM plays a role in one's Addiction & Recovery..I am battling it myself and will keep sharing my thoughts as it makes me feel better in my recovery..as if i am off loading some burden..
So, thank you for your time to read and be with me in this journey and thanks again to my therapist at Yourdost..Satjyot, Samhita..you guys are godsend...Thank you !!