Many recovering addicts feel as if they are unsure about their recovery. The problem is that this feeling often leads to relapsing. It leads them to question their desires, purpose, and the work they have done in recovery. If you are feeling like this, one of the best things you can do is to figure out whether you have been working properly on your recovery. According to the Big Book, those who are working on an alcohol or drug rehab program can ask themselves some questions.
“Is our work solid so far?”
This is one of the questions you can ask yourself. Think about the work you have done in your recovery. You are an alcoholic or addict, but that doesn’t have to define you. If you have been doing solid work in your recovery, you can now consider yourself a recovering alcoholic or addict. If you have done the work in the drug or alcohol rehabilitation program, you can be proud of the progress you have made.
“Are the stones properly in place?”
This is another question mentioned in Chapter 6 of the Big Book. Have you been following the 12 Steps, step-by-step? Have you been going about things in order? If you have, then you don’t have anything to worry about. Your stones are exactly where they need to be, planted firmly into the ground.
“Have we skimped on the cement put into the foundation?”
This is a great question to ask of yourself as you proceed further into your recovery. If you are concerned about the work you have been doing in your recovery, this question can help you regain control and traction. Is there anything you have missed in the 12 Steps so far? Is there something you feel you didn’t work hard enough on? If so, go back and do these things now. You will be thankful that you did later on.
“Have we tried to make mortar without sand?”
This question is another one that can help you determine the solid nature of your recovering lifestyle. Did you skip out on a small part of a step? Were you embarrassed and held something back from talking to another person about your addiction? If there is anything you left out or skipped out on, your foundation won’t be as strong as it could be. Work on building up your foundation to your recovery before you move any further.
These are some of the questions you can ask yourself to determine the strength of your recovery foundation. Questioning one’s own recovery is part of the process. Almost all recovering addicts and alcoholics do this. The important thing is to know what questions to ask yourself, so you can make the necessary changes to prevent a relapse. When you answer these questions, you can have a better idea of the work you have done in your recovery. You can build more confidence in your recovery progress and success. You can determine whether there is more work you need to be doing in a certain area of your recovery.
Do you still need to start your recovery? If so, call the alcohol or drug treatment center at 888-992-7955 today.