“The goal is to conquer your addiction, right? But what does that really mean?”
Since it is normal and necessary to habituate certain actions, repetitive behaviors range on a continuum from healthy habits to severe compulsions. When the addiction leads to positive behavior, there is no problem, but when consequences start creeping up, it might be time to seek help.
“Recovery is your journey back from addiction. The path is always unique, and never comes with an instruction manual.”
We use the term ‘recovery’ to mean the process of living without reliance on drugs or habits to artificially bolster you. At Alternatives, our Bio-Affective Management Method teaches clients how to live a complete life that may allow them to drink less without depending on alcohol.
“Sobriety does not mean abstinence. Traditional addiction treatment programs often confuse these two terms.”
Abstinence is the avoidance of consumption, whereas sobriety is a condition of control. Most addiction treatment programs would have you believe that abstinence is the only road to sobriety, and for some it is, but Alternatives can offer another choice… drinking in moderation.
“The goal is to stop the consequences, right?”
The approach Alternatives offers is to help you learn to acquire feelings of joy or satisfaction from the more typical activities of life. Our goal is NOT necessarily to have you stop your behavior as would be required from most addiction treatment programs. We focus on trying to teach controlled and reduced drinking. Many of our clients can learn to drink less.