During the recovery process, many seek to grow spiritually as they learn to overcome the challenges they are facing. Despite struggles and challenging circumstances, resilience and optimism can greatly support your journey toward recovery, as we can begin to understand that our choices are under our control. By consciously developing resilience, a recovering addict can identify the cause of the problem, know that there are methods to move past it, and prevent themselves from falling back into self-destructive lifestyles. Dr. Tian Dayton also explains that “actively taking responsibility for the effects that a painful past may have had on us and taking the necessary steps to work through our conflicts and complexes is part of creating resilience in adulthood.” Drug treatment programs and support groups allow us to heal and begin recovery, moving forward toward the life that we want to lead.

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