Being Open to Treatment
“There is one thing more than anything else that will defeat us in our recovery; this is an attitude of indifference or intolerance toward spiritual principles, three of these that our indispensable are honesty, open-mindedness and willingness”. Some of us may have heard “there’s only one thing you need to change… and that’s everything!” Let’s face it, our best thinking led us directly to jails, institutions and death. Everything we knew was up for revision, it was crystal clear. But here’s the insanity, some of us knew in our hearts that we were slowly committing suicide but we couldn’t let go, we still believed we knew what was best for us, or that we can get ourselves out of this mess. We also got defensive and frightened when someone tried to tell us about another way, as if they were trying to hurt us.
A closed mind is what has people attending several rehabs. Some of us suffer from the inability to welcome change and anything unfamiliar. As addicts and alcoholics we have a distorted sense of security in familiar pain. We suffer from an inability to see the truth. They say “A closed mouth doesn’t get fed”, and the same stands for a closed mind. It is impossible to graph a new idea on a closed mind. However, when we were beaten we became willing. This means willing to listen to people other than ourselves, this means willing to admit we don’t know what’s best for us and most of all willing to ask for help. The fortunate ones take a severe beating before getting to this point, the unfortunate ones don’t make it. Walking around with a closed mind is like walking around with a blindfold on as if there’s nothing more to see. “The mind is like a parachute, it works best when open”.
Drug and alcoholism treatment can truly turn your life around, especially if the treatment is internationally recognized and individualized to you as a unique person. Stop the cycle of drug abuse in your life and seek treatment. Call Seabrook today at 1.800.761.7575 to learn more about recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.