Hope in the face of drug addiction
I am a counselor in a the field of disability, a career path chosen from my desire to help others. When planning my career, the one area in which I had no interest was addiction therapy… I simply saw little hope for success with this complex and difficult condition.
I was personally inspired by The Secret and all of the principles of the law of attraction. I actively began applying them in my life with great transformations over 4 years ago. My goals of becoming a business owner and homeschooling my daughter have been met. I am working on creating wealth, maintaining happiness, having more children and being a respected author.
For many years (over 6), I had sat by helplessly while a family member, whom I’ll call Sarah, struggled with addiction. Her suffering and the fear for her children, was a constant weight in my life. Even when I wasn’t consciously thinking about it, its presence was evidenced by my quickening heart beat any time the phone rang late at night or early in the morning, as worst case scenerios played out in my mind.
One day last year, I became compelled to step in. It was as if an alien took over my body and moved into action. I personally did not have the tools to deal with such an impossible situation. Yet, I seemed to know what to do. With the undying support of my dear husband, we organized the family and managed to get Sarah into treatment.
From the initial organization of the family to the subsequent meetings toward formulating discharge plans and child care, we applied the principals of the law of attraction, that were so well laid out in The Secret. The initial organizing was NOT the standard INTERVENTION with crying and tears and consequences…rather it was a positive intervention aimed showing how much we cared.
We did not focus on getting her OFF DRUGS. We didn’t even focus on getting her a better life. We focused on getting her, her IDEAL LIFE. We had no idea where Sarah and the kids would stay after treatment and how in the world they would rebuild a life. We focused on the ideal outcome with faith that the answers that seemed impossible, would happen.
Everything fell into place. Within three months of getting out of treatment, Sarah landed a respectable job, then a nice, safe apartment for her and the kids, and she was completely drug, alcohol and even tobacco free.
Now, with 9 months of sobriety under her belt, I am sitting back with joy in my heart as I watch her on the path to her perfect life. The joy is that of one who has been delivered a miracle. My heart is light as I had pictured it in the goals I set out for my life, years ago after watching The Secret.
I am working on writing a step by step account of what we did so that others can apply it and get the same results. Being an author is one of my dreams and one made possible by this experience.
If you are dealing with a loved one battling drug addiction, there is hope. Use what you have learned and focus on the perfect outcome. Your loved one will be inspired by your vision and will naturally walk toward the light it provides.