Many individuals, especially addicts and alcoholics, do not believe that they have the power to change and transform their life. They believe that they are a poor victim to life, blame other people, places and things for their current situation, continue to feel sorry for themselves and emit the same behavior that only causes their life to slowly, sometimes quickly, implode on itself.
Doing recovery and authentically transforming your life is about initially assuming full and complete responsibility for your life. You are the author of the story that you are living inside. It is only when you acknowledge and accept that you are responsible for all of your experiences and life as it is appear for you, will you start to consciously claim your power to change the trajectory of your current existence.
Dr. Harry Henshaw