Almost everyone wants a better life. However, in order to have a better life, Change is almost always involved. Everyone wants a better life but not everyone is willing to change. People may at times look for “magic answers” or hope to rely on luck or good fortune as the way to improve their life. Sometimes in substance use treatment, some individuals hope to continue on the same path without changing and simply hope that this time there will be no consequences related to substance use.
In order to get the most out of treatment, regardless of why someone may be there it is important to think and be honest. If you are in substance use treatment, ask yourself “Why am I really here” and “What am I really supposed to be changing?”
Changing for the better can be challenging but it is always rewarding. It is important to self-assess what you are willing to do in order to improve your life in the long term. Learning to assess your CHANGE INITIATIVE is a simple way to start measuring where you are honestly with regard to your capacity to change each day.
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