▸ You are not what you do.
▸ Intention can change everything.
▸ You are a unique and valuable human being whose contributions
and potential must not be lost.
▸ Everything you do, and all that you’ve done, has served you. It has also served those around you. Your recovery first challenges – and then offers a gift – to everyone in your life.
▸ Your brain can be trained to betray you, or to support you.
▸ You can’t heal an addiction with the same heart and mind that created it.
▸ Your addiction began as a positive response to a stressful experience, but the reasons why you started and the reasons why you continue are different.
▸ The narrative of your early life was not written by “you”
and may be a much better description of “them.”
▸ You continue to create an environment that “returns you to the scene of the crime” and keeps you in a situation similar to the one in which your addiction began.
▸ If nothing changes, nothing changes.
© Partners Counselling & Education Services, 2003