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What Is “The Victim Role” In Addiction And Recovery?

In active addiction, it is almost impossible to find an addict or alcoholic who isn’t a self-proclaimed victim. From an addict’s perspective, the world and everything in it seems to be against him, constantly antagonizing and blaming him and his addiction. In turn, the addict blames everything and everyone for every problem and situation he has ever encountered.

It is not uncommon for friends and family to have anger towards an addict or alcoholic. Many people don’t understand the disease of addiction, and when faced with this adversity from loved ones, we addicts and alcoholics tend to feel victimized. When we move away from addiction and into recovery, it is important for us to learn that we are not responsible for our disease, but we are responsible for our recovery. When we take ownership of our recovery, we are no longer victimized by people, places, and things.

The decision to recover is the first step toward taking back our lives from the disease. If you are considering treatment, there will never be a more important decision in your life. If you are tired of feeling victimized, you don’t have to feel like this ever again. Treatment teaches us not to blame others, but to see the part we have played in situations where we feel wronged. When we begin to clean up our side of the street, it doesn’t matter what others do anymore. We are no longer victims, and we no longer victimize others.

Owning your recovery is an incredible feeling. When you don’t feel the need to point the finger at others, and can accept responsibility for your actions, you are living proof that recovery is possible. Living in this matter is so much easier than casting blame whenever possible, and dodging responsibility at all costs. Treatment begins the journey to healing our wounds, and becoming the people others respect and admire. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, we can help you. You don’t have to be a victim any longer, and you don’t ever have to feel this way again. Give us a call and begin the journey to recovery today.

Detox is a beginning and an end. As the beginning of a new life in recovery and the end of an era of pain caused by addiction, making the choice to attend clinical detox needn’t be a complicated one. The Serenity Detox Recovery Center at the Encino Hospital Medical Center offers safe and comfortable residential detox with modern amenities and an environment that feels like home. Start the process today. Call us at: 866.294.9401