Stage II Recovery Series: Part 1 Life Beyond Addic
Life Beyond Addiction
This section discusses the second crucial stage of recovery: "Life Beyond Addiction." It dismisses the myth that full recovery requires only the breaking of the primary addiction. Instead, it allows the viewer to realize that the target of full recovery is to deal with self-defeating learned behaviors and patterns, in order to learn how to truly love. This section is a workshop on defining recovery, and each person in recovery must clearly define what they would like to achieve, therein breaking pre-assumed limits that would have only taken them so far in any program. The misperception that one can simply switch addictions, yet still get to the root of the problem in recovery, is discussed.
Recovery, we see, is not just sobriety; one must deal with their self-defeating, learned behaviors in order to achieve full recovery. The segment ends with the idea that "if nothing changes, nothing changes," meaning one cannot expect different results if nothing ultimately changes within their addictive patterns of being