Ex-addict: “I’ve Finally Accepted Myself For Who I Am”

“I feel amazing about myself. I’ve finally accepted myself for who I am. I no longer feel the need to do things for attention or to seem interesting. I no longer want to isolate myself from others. I am comfortable with who I am and who I’ve grown into. I finally understand my identity, and how the different personalities I took on were not me. I know exactly who I am and what I need and want to do to continue being me. I love the person that I am.” -M.C.

One of the major problems that addicts have is the complete destruction of their own self-esteem and self-worth.

The decisions that they have made throughout their addiction can cause them to come to hate themselves.

No matter how critical friends or family members are toward an addict, the drug abuser’s worst critic is always himself.

In order to help someone overcome addiction, you have to rehabilitate his or her self-confidence and pride. You have to help them get up to the point where they can accept themselves for who they are. Of course, they have to find out who they are to begin with before they can do any accepting!

Riverbend Retreat helps its students by restoring a sense of personal identity and self-respect. That’s what makes Riverbend Retreat one of the top substance abuse treatment centers in the nation.

For more information about our drug abuse facility, or if you would like for your loved one to have similar gains to the success story featured here, call our hotline at 1-877-862-4326.