Working in the federal penitentiary, I frequently met inmates who chose alcohol over life. They repeatedly shared stories of relationships that fell apart because the pull towards substances was more compelling than their desire to be in relationships. When given the choice, they chose Johnny Walker over their partners.
The decision to cut down on substance use (or to be abstinent) is really a decision about health and connection.
I choose to trust.
I choose to feel.
I choose to fully live.
Abstinence does indeed help the heart grow fonder.
We run group programs year round designed to help you ensure the life you are living reflects the life you want. Feel free to call us if you’d like to jump into an upcoming group.
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong