The Moral of the Story: Don’t Lose Hope

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Nobody ever said the recovery journey was going to be easy. It’s a life-changing process that detoxifies your body, refreshes your mind, and rejuvenates your soul for the years ahead. A process like this certainly deserves the required time, attention, and effort.

There’s no doubt that alcohol and drug addiction can be harmful in many ways. Some impacts of heavy substance use only extend to one’s own physical body and mind, while countless others affect the person’s family and loved ones as well as the society surrounding them. However, we must leave all the stressful memories and depressing episodes behind and focus on the bright, addiction-free future we can achieve through lasting recovery. Indeed, recovery is possible for every person struggling with addiction with dedicated expert assistance and a supportive recovery community.

Jaywalker Lodge has a well-earned reputation for serving as the greatest hope for men who struggle with addiction issues. Working with our expert staff who have years of experience in addiction treatment – and in many cases, successfully went through treatment themselves – you can receive the tools and resources you need to experience a life-changing recovery. But you also receive so much more: hope, positivity, and determination to face your fears, learn new life lessons, and move forward with gusto. When you believe it can happen, you make it happen.

Wondering how you can make it through this? Read these seven mantras that help the men at Jaywalker Lodge embrace the recovery process.

  1. You’re not alone in this journey.

    There are millions of people like you who have a long history of struggling against alcoholism and addiction. They have recovered successfully, and so will you. You are not alone in your journey at Jaywalker Lodge – far from it. You will find many other individuals and their families here enjoying the recovery process and hoping for a happy and fulfilling life ahead.

  2. If you relapsed, that’s not the end of your story.

    Yes, that’s right. If you have faced a relapse or even multiple relapses, recovery is still possible! Episodes of relapse are a part and parcel of your recovery journey. At Jaywalker Lodge, many of us have gone through the same process ourselves. We understand relapse and the feelings of failure that come when it happens. Our experts know how to deal with relapse appropriately and effectively. Relapse is definitely not the end of your story.

  3. Find the right kind of rehabilitation for you.

    Your search for the right kind of rehabilitation center for addiction recovery is critical. What works for one person might not work for you. You deserve the best treatment for YOU to finally free your body and mind from addiction. Jaywalker Lodge offers an ideal mix of activities, treatments, techniques, and routines as part of our day to day, serving as the best-fit rehabilitation center for thousands of men who come through our doors.

  4. You can always count on family.

    Some people are blessed with families who love and understand you like no other. Your family has likely been your partner throughout this experience and may have helped mold your decision in favor of a recovery process. Others who don’t have supportive families in their corner often find that the recovery community at Jaywalker Lodge can fill this role – you count on them to get you through the hard times. Our programming is designed to strengthen and rebuild your relationships with family, who can offer you emotional support like no one else. Family bonds also help prevent your chance of relapse.

  5. You are surrounded by people who care.

    Your friends, family, other people at the Lodge understand what you are going through and can offer you suggestions, guidance, peace of mind, happy thoughts, and much more. We encourage everyone at Jaywalker Lodge to interact freely, engage with others, and indulge in meaningful conversations. Whenever you feel depressed or hopeless, do not isolate yourself. In fact, this would be an ideal time to engage even more. Finding a sponsor you can do business with will help you work the steps to repair those important relationships.

  6. Past failures don’t dictate future success.

    There is no one-size-fits-all treatment program that works for all people struggling with addiction. Everyone’s life story is different. Their struggles are different. The way they perceive life is different. Therefore, it’s no surprise that some might need a different approach to recovery. At Jaywalker Lodge, we specialize in helping men who have tried and failed to recover multiple times before.

  7. Don’t lose hope.

    This is the moral of your recovery story. Accept that you were addicted once and made mistakes, and then move on. Do not lose hope about the wonderful life that lies ahead of you. Have trust in yourself and the recovery process. You can succeed, just like so many others have. Jaywalker Lodge and the 12-Step program will be here to support you every step of the way.

Alcoholism and addiction are self-consuming, self-destructive, and the root cause of self-hatred for most people who struggle with this terrible disease. However, no moment of weakness, angry outburst, or relapse episode means that you have failed at recovery. These are just part of the process and can be indications that your mind and body are in fact trying as hard they can. You shouldn’t lose hope at any stage of the recovery journey! Validate your thoughts and feelings, and then keep trying even harder. At Jaywalker Lodge, we strongly believe in the 12-Step program as the solution for anyone who has tried and failed to achieve lasting sobriety in the past. We invite you to take what we consider to be the very best shot at lifelong recovery with us. If you’re ready to say yes to a renewed life free from alcoholism and addiction, call us now at (866) 529-9255.

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Stefan Bate, MA, LAC, CCTP Chief Clinical Officer
Stefan Bate, BA, MA, LAC holds a Master's Degree in Applied Psychology from Regis University and is a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. Stefan has wide-ranging experience in the field of addiction recovery including: working as a recovery coach, therapist, and program director.

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