The journey of recovery is possibly one of the hardest but most worthwhile things I have ever undertaken. It’s tough…probably the toughest, most arduous, and bravest thing I have ever done. I wanted to quit (time and again). My hope, motivation and determination wavered. Ambivalence raised its head from time to time…sometimes frequently. Quite frankly, it’s unpleasant, uncomfortable, and sometimes downright scary. I do not say this with the intention of discouraging or disheartening you, but want to be honest about what my journey has been like. The good news is, many have gone before me, before you, and proven that it is possible and incredibly worthwhile. You are not alone in this journey. Whether you realise it or not, there are many that have survived, more than survived, flourished, and are now cheering you on towards victory and wholeness. Some of those who have gone before have written a letter to you or shared a portion of their journey, which can be found in ‘The Sisterhood of Recovery’.
In this section, I look at the following areas:
- Recovery Definitions and Phases
- Stages of Change
- Recovery: A Non-Linear Journey
- Lapses and Relapses
- Tips and Tricks
Wherever you are in your journey, I pray that you will be filled with hope, courage, comfort, peace, joy, and strength.