What do you do when you make a mistake? Do you ruminate on it for hours, days, or even weeks? Do you beat yourself up about it, feeling as if you must be a terrible, broken person to have done such a thing? Or do you fix it, if possible, and move on from it a bit wiser, feeling good that you never have to repeat it again? Making mistakes is entirely human, as is developing habits. Virtually all people develop habits that may have seemed to serve them well in the beginning but end up being troubling over time. Sometimes these habits cause problems and negative consequences and that is when most people abandon their troubling habit and move on.
This is true of just about any habitual behavior, including heavy substance use or what is called, “addiction”. Unfortunately, with respect to troubling substance use, the current “treatment” for it is to first define yourself by it, (“I’m an addict/alcoholic, and I have these defects of character that make me immoral; I’m permanently broken”), then ruminate on it, not just for hours, days or weeks, but for a lifetime, and abandon the idea that you can ever actually move on from it. Have you ever stopped to wonder if this is actually helpful? Based on the data, it turns out it isn’t helpful at all – it’s destructive.
There is a solution to addiction, and it’s not what you may think. Learn how thousands of people have resolved their addictions and moved on from troubling substance use – never to repeat the mistake again.
Please take a minute and watch this video from our Chairman & Co-Founder Mark Scheeren:
From our books, to our at-home private instruction program, to a residential stay at our private retreat, The Freedom Model has an affordable non-12 step solution to any addiction.
To discuss The Freedom Model approach and our program options you can call me directly at 888-424-2626. I’m happy to answer your questions and help you find the option that best fits your needs.