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Some people say that rehab is for quitters, and they’re completely right. Quitting a drug addiction is one of the best things a person can do for themselves, but it isn’t just about willpower. If you ever go to one of the anonymous types of groups, you know that one of the most important parts of the entire process is to admit that you can’t get away from your addiction on your own.
If you were actually able to overcome your addiction without help, you wouldn’t really be an addict in the first place. This is basic logic, but if you haven’t gotten it before don’t blame yourself. Addiction makes genuises as simple as fools, and often one of the first things to go is your ability to reason with regard to yourself. If you’re coherent enough to understand that you’re addicted, you’re ready to understand that you can’t quit on your own.
The power of addiction is greater than any individual human. This is why every program tells you that you need to accept a higher power and let that power begin to run things in your life. They aren’t lying, because you really do need to accept that you’re powerless. But with the help of something greater than yourself you can succeed. You can allow your addiction to destroy your life and render you nothing a meaningless and forgotten footnote of history. Or you can let a higher power take your life and make it into something you can be proud of living.