Addiction is a disease which makes our lives unmanageable. People suffering from addiction loss the blessings of guidance. They always lack good guidance. There are no governing principles in their lives. There are different Life laws which basically support us to make our lives manageable. It’s necessary to inform substance abusers that those who understand how things work and have a strategy to create the results they have to follow these strategies. Those who don’t are stumbling along looking puzzled, and can be found complaining that they never seem to get a break. You can get it by following a strategy that become one of those who gets it. In designing a strategy and getting the information you need — about yourself, people you encounter, or situations — be careful from whom you accept input. Wrong thinking and misinformation can seal your fate before you even begin. With the help of the following life laws a substance abuser can stay in his recovery and achieve the destination of sobriety.
Life Law #1: You either get it or you don’t.
Strategy: Become one of those who get it.
Life Law #2: You create your own experience.
Strategy: Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life. Understand your role in creating results.
Life Law #3: People do what works.
Strategy: Identify the payoffs that drive your behavior and that of others.
Life Law #4: You cannot change what you do not acknowledge.
Strategy: Get real with yourself about life and everybody in it. Be truthful about what isn’t working in your life. Stop making excuses and start making results.
Life Law #5: Life rewards action.
Strategy: Make careful decisions and then pull the trigger. Learn that the world couldn’t care less about thoughts without actions.
Life Law #6: There is no reality, only perception.
Strategy: Identify the filters through which you view the world. Acknowledge your history without being controlled by it.
Life Law #7: Life is managed; it is not cured.
Strategy: Learn to take charge of your life and hold on. This is a long ride, and you are the driver every single day.
Life Law #8: We teach people how to treat us.
Strategy: Own, rather than complain about, how people treat you. Learn to renegotiate your relationships to have what you want.
Life Law #9: There is power in forgiveness.
Strategy: Open your eyes to what anger and resentment are doing to you. Take your power back from those who have hurt you.
Life Law #10: You have to name it before you can claim it.
Strategy: Get clear about what you want and take your turn.