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Our Priorities Change

When we’re embroiled in our addictive patterns, we tend to prioritize our addictions over everything else in our lives. Our values and priorities shift. What we care about changes. We’re putting the most important things and people in our lives on the back-burner so that we can focus on doing whatever we need to do to feed our addictions. We might endanger ourselves and the people in our lives. Our loved ones can feel neglected, ignored, and abandoned. We can make the people we care most about feel unloved and unappreciated. Our work can suffer. We miss deadlines and take too much time off. Our mental and emotional health, our feelings of happiness and inner peace, are sacrificed as well. We aren’t pursuing our interests and passions. We’re not keeping up with our self-care regimens. We let our wellness routines fall by the wayside. We stop going to therapy. We leave rehab early. We give up on our support groups. 

Our Relationship With Self Changes

Struggling with addiction can mean our lives are turned upside down, and along with them, our values, and the things we deem important. Having enough supply of our drug of choice becomes our top priority. Getting high is what we care most about. Being able to feed our addictive patterns is our main concern. When our values change, it’s often because we’ve experienced a shift in our relationship with ourselves. We’re ignoring our intuition. We feel disconnected from ourselves. We feel self-hating and self-rejecting. We’re distracting ourselves from our inner truth. We’re escaping our difficult thoughts and feelings with our drug of choice. We’re choosing not to heed all of our internal warning signs that something is very wrong in our lives. We ignore the very clear messages from our inner voice that we need to prioritize our health and well-being. 

Our Lives Are Turned Upside Down

Many of us are continuing along with our lives as if everything is fine, feeding our addictions, and living in denial. We might even be managing to function somewhat normally. When we take the time to be honest with ourselves, though, we realize that everything in our lives has changed drastically, and sometimes it is our values that have changed the most. We can feel like we can’t recognize the person we’ve become. It can feel like nothing makes sense anymore like our lives have become a total disaster we won’t ever be able to extricate ourselves from. These feelings can arise because our values have shifted, because we’ve been neglecting the things we hold dear, and prioritizing the addictions that are destroying us.

The Guest House is a welcoming and supportive recovery home where you will be met with open arms, wherever you are on your journey, without judgment or expectation.

Call 855-483-7800 today for more information.

3230 Northeast 55th Avenue Silver Springs, FL 34488