Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.
A life built around active addiction is hard work. But it doesn’t start that way. The path into addiction establishes itself automatically as it’s built around a process of pleasure seeking. Once addiction is established, however, it can take an immense amount of hard work and dedication to keep it going. Establishing lasting recovery from addiction is also hard work, and though it usually doesn’t remain difficult, recovery can seem unimaginable in the beginning. So it is important, therefore, that we commit a great deal of energy and personal power to the process of recovery if we expect it to work. The amount and depth of energy required will directly correlate with the level of attachment and dependence we have to our addiction. To make these changes we should expect to work hard. The opportunity for recovery is always only a few proper decisions away, assuming we are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work.