For us to see our future in all of its clarity, we must first examine our past and our present in great detail. All of the things which tear us apart need to somehow be put to rest, and all of the things which make us happy to be alive must be kept close to us and cherished. Positive visualization of a future without drugs is the starting point to all drug rehab efforts. You have got to know where your future happiness lies before you can depart on your journey to arrive there.
Drugs enter ones life and gradually shape it around itself. Everything which was once important and foremost in our lives has now become an afterthought. Everything which is negative is tipping us towards taking drugs to cope. They become our weakness, but we kid ourselves they are our strength. We have got to undo this way of thinking.
When we fail to believe what is clearly within the realms of possibility we fail to recover from our drug problems. We can see no way out now, because this is what we have created ourselves, with the help of drugs. We have created a matrix consisting of us and drugs where everything else is simply a distraction from drugs. Life makes us unhappy, but drugs make us happy, yet we know deep down, even though we try and suppress this thought that we are wrong, so very wrong.
One way to positively change is to write down all of the things, past and present, which make us unhappy, and which make us happy and be truthful with ourselves. We have got to work on cutting out the things which make us unhappy as these are the things which push us towards drugs. They are our drugs-controlled subconscious’s way of keeping us trapped. They are our excuse to be unhappy and to take more drugs.
Then, we must write down what we really want from life. It may seem a million miles away and totally unachievable but write it down anyway. Write down all of the happy thoughts, wishes and dreams which give you that heart-warming glow. Only when we truly want something and we feel it in our hearts can we truly pursue it with all our hearts.
We must realize we can’t simply shift from ultra-negative to ultra-positive. Change does, inevitably, take time. But really work at it. Any of the things which make you unhappy you must leave behind. All of the things which make you happy you must take with you towards your new future. They are your support, your hope. Never lose sight of what you want, and never ever give up. Everything which we are, everything which we do is all in the mind, decide you want to be happy and drugs free and keep telling yourself the same constantly and you will become so.