5 Most Common Myths About Recovery
#1: Thinking you can do it all alone. You wouldn't try to cure yourself of diabetes without consulting a doctor; you can't fight the physical and psychological causes of addiction by yourself, either.
Solution: Seek help.
#2: Failing to address co-occurring conditions. Many people who struggle with substance abuse are also battling another disorder, such as depression or PTSD.
Solution: Learn more about co-occurring disorders.
#3: Not including family in the recovery process. People sometimes think of recovery as an individual process. But your addiction does not exist in a vacuum. A successful recovery program must address these relationships to support lasting recovery.
Solution: Choose a recovery program that incorporates family and relationships into treatment.
#4: Expect Immediate Results Recovery can be everything you have ever hoped for, but it takes hard work and commitment; it isn't automatic.
Solution: Enter treatment knowing that recovery is possible but that it will take time.
#5: Compare Yourself To Others Don't forget that every person - regardless of what kind of car he drives, what clothes she wears, or where he lives - struggles with something.
Solution: Gauge your process by looking at yourself, rather than others.