Lessons From Recovery | Hannah Preston-Pita

February 19, 2015 12:02 AM

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Lessons From Recovery | Hannah Preston-Pita

In my many years as a substance abuse provider, I have had my share of both good and bad experiences. With the bad, I have seen too many people fall short and return to their destructive lives. However, I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced that even during those bad times, the glimpses of positive changes are priceless. And with the good comes the greatest feeling when you are able to see positive transformations and lifestyle changes which impact the individual, their families, and their communities. The interesting thing is that, I have learned some of the most powerful lessons about life through the eyes of the individuals that I treat.

In addiction, individuals continue to live in their destructive ways because it is familiar, and often are too afraid to take a step into the unfamiliar. Continuing to remain in the familiar only cultivates low self-worth, isolation, failure, and emotional instability. They continue to use drugs or ...

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