Addiction Narrows Our Focus
I went to my addiction recovery group (A.R.P.) tonight and heard some good thoughts from the men who attend. I can always draw on the strength of others when I’m feeling weak or doubting my commitment.
The group leader made a great statement about addiction and how it can narrow our view. He said, “Addiction is like going to the rim of the Grand Canyon and taking in the view through the opening of a straw.”
I’ve found from my experience that this is defenitely a true statement and when I’m in the height of my addiction I’m very self-centered finding it a struggle to be interesting in anyone/anything else.
Now that I’m in recovery (even though I’ve relapsed I’m still working my recovery and the 12-steps) my views have changed. Many of the crusty barnacles that have been weighing me down are being stripped and through the process I can clearly see how things truly are. I can see how valuable my wife, kids, and relationships are… something I’ve taken for granted the entire time.
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