An addict’s behaviors are what people around them focus on. However, it’s their thinking that is the root of the problem. “I need to use. What’s wrong with using? Why should I stop using?” It’s very easy for someone who abuses drugs or alcohol to rationalize their behavior. At our Sacramento detox center, we work to help them understand that developing more healthy thought patterns can help them beat their addiction.
Here are some ways that changed thinking can change lives.
Desires aren’t commands
It’s common thinking for addicts that the desire to consume a substance is an unquestionable directive… a command that cannot be refused. Seeing desires for what they truly are is not easy, but it’s a necessary step in recovery.