Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist
There are so many beneficial reasons we go to meetings in recovery, the journey can start there. We meet sober friends, we identify with others, we do not feel so alone, we feel relief after and we want to keep coming back. However there are many people that do not agree. I have heard so many excuses through the years of why addicts can’t go to meetings. Excuses like: I do not have a car, people make me feel uncomfortable, I do not need meetings anymore, I will get addicted to meetings, meetings are depressing, I’m too busy, I do not believe in God, I’m too embarrassed, I do not have child care, and so on. Now some of these excuses may be relevant or make sense. However we addicts can typically find a way to overcome obstacles the same way we found drugs and alcohol. We went to extreme measures in active addictions, so go to extreme measures to save our lives! Doesn’t that make more sense? We can get to a meeting if we want to. It all starts there. You don’t build your new foundation in isolation. Stop making excuses, you are worth it.