One of the most important things that you will learn during drug and alcohol addiction recovery is the importance of self-respect. If you are wondering why self-respect is so important, it is because most addicts who enter addiction treatment have zero self-respect. If you do not respect yourself or value your life, then how can you expect others to do so? Ultimately, the decision to kick your addiction is up to you. You have to value your body and value your life in order for others to take you seriously when offering their help.
Every day in addiction treatment, you will be taught effective coping skills for dealing with life stressors, and the importance of self-respect and honesty. These three components are vital to living a long, happy, healthy, and more importantly…a sober life. Remember not to lie to yourself or others because lying means that you are violating the promise of honesty that you made when you chose not to use drugs or alcohol anymore.
When you learn to respect yourself and put yourself and your recovery first, others will also learn to respect you and your recovery. Although it can be hard to change your habits and way of thinking, each day in recovery will make it easier and bring you one step closer to your goal of sobriety. Learn more about the importance of self-respect and honesty in addiction recovery by calling our addiction hotline at 877-957-8187.