A life full of drug use is a life full of turmoil, chaos, and uncertainty. For this reason, when a user enters recovery it is crucial to find serenity. So what is serenity you ask?
Serenity is peace, calm, quiet, still, reflection, and comfort. Serenity can be achieved by finding a quiet calm place and taking a deep look into the soul of who you are. Are you a drug user? Are you an alcoholic? Are you both? Take time to answer these questions not with your mind, but with your heart. Feel the turmoil you have created during your active addiction, then dwell on it, soak it all in, feel it, hold it and endure the pain of the life you once lived. Accept the pain you created in your life and other’s lives, not because you are a bad person, but because the disease of addiction was in control. Realize that drugs and alcohol effected your life on a daily basis.
Once you come to terms with being powerless over drugs and alcohol, accept it and know that is who you are-not a bad person, but a responsible human being ready to do what is right. When you accept this you will know serenity and will be able to carry it wherever you go.