Finding Purpose in Recovery.

      Part of the challenges of a new life especially for individuals in recovery is how to find purpose in life. It is assumed or rather obvious that due to a prolonged or short period of addictive behaviors and comorbidity of substance use disorder an individual’s life undergoes  tremendous changes. Such changes are life altering and in most cases the individual loses every single life purposes that he or her had before the advent of Substance Use Disorder.

So finding purpose in life becomes a necessity for the individual in recovery in order to establish and re-engage with life fully. A few suggestions could help here:

 

1. Foremost each individual in recovery should never lose sight of the truth that he or she possesses an Innate purpose and value that cannot be ex-annihilated by drugs or alcohol.

 

2. The individual in recovery must be willing to incrementally invest in his or her intellectual and mental development by acquisition of new skills.

 

3. Each person in recovery needs to incorporate as part of his or her recovery structure the willingness to self- develop and self- actualize.

 

4. The need to find common interest for living is a critical necessity for the realization of life purpose, so it will be of great good that the individual in recovery identifies from the very onset of his or her recovery journey such life purposes to which his or her heart gravitates towards and make them part of his or her recovery goals.

 

5. A strong and unquestionable belief in self-worth  must be part of the recovering person’s thought process and pattern. For without such, processes, it will impossible to self- motivate and self- actualize.

Part of the challenges of a new life especially for individuals in recovery is how to find purpose in life. It is assumed or rather obvious that due to a prolonged or short period of addictive behaviors and comorbidity of substance use disorder an individual’s life undergoes  tremendous changes. Such changes are life ulterring and in most cases the individual loses every single life purposes that he or her had before the advent of Substance Use Disorder.

So finding purpose in life becomes a necessity for the individual in recovery in order to establish and re-engage with life fully. A few suggestions could help here:

1. Fore- most each individual in recovery should never lose sight of the truth that he or she possesses an Innate purpose and value that cannot be ex-annihilated by drugs or alcohol.

2. The individual in recovery must be willing to incrementally invest in his or her intellectual and mental development by acquisition of new skills.

3. Each person in recovery needs to incorporate as part of his or her recovery structure the willingness to self- develop and self- actualize.

4. The need to find common interest for living is a critical necessity for the realization of life purpose, so it will be of great good that the individual in recovery identifies from the very onset of his or her recovery journey such life purposes to which his or her heart gravitates towards and make them part of his or her recovery goals.

5. A strong and unquestionable belief in self-worth  must be part of the recovering person’s thought process and pattern. For without such, processes, it will impossible to self- motivate and self- actualize.

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