Addiction Recovery, Comes First
Initial estimates indicate that over 30,000 Americans have been displaced by the Hurricane Harvey. It has been reported at least 31 people have lost their lives in Texas, thus far, and countless homes have been flooded. You may be one of the many whose home became submerged, causing significant damage. If that is the case, it is pretty likely that you are experiencing serious stress and are unsure what you are going to do. Therefore, it is paramount that you remember that no matter what, your addiction recovery comers first.
Your health and safety is of the utmost importance. After food, water and shelter, your recovery should take priority over all else. For without your program, your ability to “recover” from this storm will not be possible. Trials and tribulations require one keep a cool head, and anger in check. It can be easy to get discouraged when thinking of what you have just been through. The list of things you must do to get back on your feet is probably mounting. But, rest assured that the tragedy which has befallen you, like Harvey’s floodwater, will ebb.
Perhaps you’re feeling alone in all this, maybe you were not just displaced from your home, but also your support? If that is the case, please try to keep in mind that your “higher power” is always with you. It is vital that you remain in constant contact with your spiritual buoy. That which has been your guide through the many trials of early recovery, and will be evermore. Keeping your spirituality intact will prevent you from being discouraged, reminding yourself that nothing happens by accident. And that even in tragedy can emerge the strongest of souls.