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Knowledge is Power Doesn’t Work for Addiction Recovery: Try This Instead

Knowledge is Power Doesn’t Work for Addiction Recovery: Try This Instead

Most people have heard the phrase ‘knowledge is power,’ but we may not fully understand the translation of this into how to improve our lives. Rather than focus on the accumulation of knowledge, try to think of it as ‘knowledge equals options equals power.’ This equation may help you focus on finding what will work for you in addiction recovery.

Get Educated

When we educate ourselves, we do it so we can make better decisions and feel more intelligent about how we go through life. This makes us feel more valuable, but it also opens up more doors. When we have options, the choices make it easier for us to work, find people to marry, and overall feel like we don’t hit a ceiling when we want to rise above where we are. The more doors that are open, the more opportunities we have. Knowledge does help us do that, but it is not everything.

Freedom to Choose

The level of options we get to choose from go up as we accumulate knowledge. We can look to attain higher levels of status, achievement, and even further our education as we continue moving forward. Freedom is power, but freedom also allows you the ability to choose from different groups of people with whom to be friends and places to live. It can even impact how much money you are able to make.

Truth About Knowledge

The biggest truth about knowledge is that you can never give it back and it cannot be taken away from you. Once you learn a new idea, it transforms your worldview. The more you learn, the more insights you have, and the more you can grow. Options increase, your personal power increases, and you feel more like you can take what you know and pursue so many things.

It helps to have lots of knowledge, but it is not the only way to achieve success and happiness. Some people who are not ‘knowledgeable’ about everything can do great things in the world, and some of those who know a lot about lots of things can be difficult to be around because they seem like ‘know-it-alls’ who don’t know when to just let their intuition guide their lives. Wherever you are in your life, there is room for both knowledge and intuition to help you grow and transform your life.

If you are ready to grow in knowledge and begin the journey of transformational growth in recovery, call us. Let us help you recover from addiction and seek the resources you need to keep you clean and sober. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401