Recovery is a Process, Not an Event
“No one thing changes everything.”—Steve Arterburn
Let’s face it: There’s no magic pill available to help us escape addiction instantaneously. It takes effort—the real work starts after we seek help.
We hoped that once we stopped using, it would be easy from then on out. But recovery is never a one-time event; we must continue to do the work. If all we do is stop using in the short-term, we’re unlikely to change in the long-term.
If we want to recover for life, we must change the way we live our life. This doesn’t happen overnight. It’s why Life Recovery is not an event but a process that involves an awareness of our thoughts, a desire to change and surrender to God. (more…)