We all have to display an immense amount of courage and resilience to make it through the current times. The COVID-19 pandemic is a constant in the media. Bad news is everywhere we turn. Unemployment is rising fast. There is illness, death, and suffering throughout the world.
What will our new normal look like? Who should we trust? Conflicting messages are the norm now. We don’t know who to believe or what to think anymore. It’s a difficult and painful time in the history of the world. It is understandable to feel fearful and discouraged.
What Can We Control Now?
We have a tremendous lack of control in our lives right now — control over our environments, our health, other people actions, decisions being made, etc. But we can look at this another way. We have control over our thought-driven actions. This was true before the pandemic, is true now, and will be true in our new normal, too. I see courage and resilience as interconnected.
Courage is defined as the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.
Resilience is an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
Courage is taking the chance, making the choice; whereas resilience is seeing it through.
Choosing Sobriety is Courageous
For those with addictions who want to recover, who have tried, or who want to try again, making the choice to recover would take incredible courage right now. But it always takes immense courage. The pandemic doesn’t change that.
Winston Churchill said, “Fear is a Reaction. Courage is a decision.”
Make this horrendous time count. Why not turn your fears into courage and make the decision to undergo a program of recovery? Invest in yourself, your family and your future. Believe and love yourself. Choose not to be driven by fear but by courage.
Statistics Are On Your Side
Recovery is possible for everyone. We see people making the choice each and every day. Our dedicated staff at the Coleman Network for Addiction Medicine can safely and effectively help you detox from opiates or alcohol. 98% of patients that participate in our accelerated detox programs have detoxed successfully. Pretty awesome statistics during a time where nothing is certain.
Our program is unique in that it is an outpatient program especially well suited for these times. We will help you dig deep and find the courage and resilience to consider making this challenging time count. Nothing would make us happier than to see you come out of this pandemic at the other end involved and committed to your own recovery. The pandemic can’t take that away from you.
Deborah Reich, MD