Eliminating Exceptions and Excuses (COD Lesson)

Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is not a quick and easy process. It is important to have a defined goal and good strategies in order to make progress possible. Motivation often starts high and then diminishes over time. Part of what sustains addiction is the rationalization and defensive posture that accompanies it. Most addicts can almost brilliantly blame others, defend themselves, and find alternate explanations for their problems. Many people enter treatment with a full-on level of motivation and a great desire to get better. The full level of motivation says, “I’ll do whatever it takes to get my life back” and may quickly turn into, “How little can I do and still get by?” This skill builder reviews common exceptions and excuses and will inspire you to identify and resist them so you can maintain your persistence, perseverance, and diligence in sustaining the recovery you deserve.