The Power to overcome an addiction
While I was home in Michigan visiting my family, my cousin had asked me to take her to work. I didn’t think anything of it until almost every night I went to pick her up she would get in my car and be drunk. She worked at a gentleman’s club, and to make more money she would drink herself silly.
I was very upset at this, and concerned for her health and safety. I had this on my mind and was trying to think of ways to help her and support her in stopping her destructive habit.
My brother needed to go to the book store to pick up a few books that he had ordered. While he was picking up his books I saw The Secret. I picked up the book and asked him if he could get it for me. After we got home I found out that my cousin had been arrested for drunk driving – and this was not her first offense. Once she was home she told us she had lost everything, her car, her license, that horrid job. She was also told she had to go into rehab for 30 days. Rehab was not bad news.
While she was getting ready to leave for rehab I asked her what she could and couldn’t take with her. One of the things that she said she was allowed to have was inspirational books. I had not yet had a chance to read The Secret, but I found that the need was greater for her.
When I went to visit her, she told me that The Secret had helped her to center herself, think more positively on overcoming her addiction, and helped her make goals for herself. Not only this, but The Secret had been passed around the center and had helped many women change the ways they were thinking.
Today she is still clean, and her and I both have our gratitude rocks that we picked out together. She spends more time with her daughter and is in college.
Anything is possible when you think positive and believe.