Eight Attitudes for Treatment
1. Honesty – is the foundation for change. Areas that I refuse to be honest in will likely point to my future relapse.
2. Humility – is an important characteristic to have it means that you understand that you do not rule the world. We will be working on any false sense of pride or other overused defenses that you may have. Humility helps you to understand that your actions are based on what is right and wrong not what you can and cannot get away with.
3. Objectivity – you will be taught to take personal responsibility for your actions and to accept the fact that you are usually responsible for your situations in life. You will learn to focus on others and not just yourself. Learning to be unselfish.
4. Caring – is important because you are living in a community with others who are trying to get well also. Caring helps to provide support for yourself and those around you.
5. Responsibility – is the ability to focus on your contribution to a problem rather than looking for someone or something else to blame. Being responsible for your own actions.
6. Open-Mindedness – drug abusers typically look for the easy way out of a problem and resist adopting new strategies even when the old ones do not work. Open-mindedness is accepting feedback about your behavior and way of doing things and being open to trying new ways.
7. Willingness – in your addictive lifestyle you were willing to organize and focus your life around your use and criminal activities. Wants rather than needs ruled your decision-making. Now you need to be willing to put that effort into your treatment and challenging yourself as well as others. In your addiction you were willing to go to any lengths; how about your recovery?
8. Gratitude – this attitude needs to replace anger. Anger can and does impede treatment. If you cannot be gracious about your recovery and making positive changes you will have a difficult time making those changes. Learn to be grateful for the opportunity to change and the people who are willing to help you. Anger, rebelliousness, false pride, and other defense mechanisms are ingredients for relapse.
Patrick Boyce Federal Mitigation Specialist at NCIA is an expert in the field of prison consulting and a 2003 graduate of the RDAP program. Successful RDAP eligibility, admissions and support maximizes ones chances of a sentence reduction and early release. Timing is critical with the ever changing and complex requirements surrounding what documentation is deemed acceptable for RDAP admission, it is extremely important to contact us as early in the process as possible. For a free no-obligation case analysis contact Patrick now!
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