Our success at The Recovery Hub Ipswich never seems to amaze me. We have old clients phoning up and telling us how they have progressed over the months since their graduation. We have new clients eager to learn about the 3 fold illness. We have people travelling for 3 hours for aftercare on a Sunday. We have 3 different 12 Step mutual aid meetings a week. I feel very humbled working in the field of addiction.
Over this last 15 months since I have worked at The Recovery Hub Ipswich I’ve been a part of some of the most amazing recovery journeys, watching, feeling and being a part of something special always helps me remain teachable. I now know why God kept me alive when I was in active addiction; it was so I could pass on my knowledge and help others gain long term recovery. It’s not what substances you take, it’s why you took those substances in the first place. I’ve learned that once you can understand that part of your substance misuse you can do the real work. Living with a natural emotion can be challenging sometimes, what we do here at the Recovery Hub is help people understand more about those emotions and how to activate the spiritual principles. Every defect of character has an opposite asset. I know that my character defects will never go. The beauty is with a program of recovery, I don’t have to act on them anymore. My awareness around them has become a natural part of my life.
I always tell people, the first thing you should do in the mornings when you wake up is make your bed. It puts you in a positive frame of mind and you’ve already completed your first task for the day, be it a small one, but a task never the less.
May God, Higher Power or Spiritual Guide keep you safe and help you grow in all that you do. ~ Simon W (Recovery Worker – Recovery Hub Ipswich)