I realize that using alcohol has severe and harmful effect on my survival. I’ve been to the hospital because of it. I could have killed myself in a vehicle because of it. My survival depends on my staying sober.
Because our treatment programs are long-term inpatient facilities clients have the time they need to dig deep in their psyche and discover the many hidden issues that drove them to abuse substances like alcohol. Having such strong realizations does not happen overnight. It often takes weeks, if not months to come to a powerful and life changing realization like the one above. Now that the client above has taken full responsibility for their actions they can begin to set things right in their past and pave the way for a healthy, sober and ethical future.