Survey data recently released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) show that 10 percent of all American adults, ages 18 and older, consider themselves to be in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse problems.

These nationally representative findings indicate that there are 23.5 million American adults who are overcoming an involvement with drugs or alcohol that they once considered to be problematic.

How about that. Millions of people, every single amazing day, are experiencing and enjoying The Promises of Recovery. So what some thought would be an awful experience of hating life and white-knuckling through crab feasts, football games, and beer commercials without booze instead found themselves enjoying life at new and unprecedented heights.

They say now what they see now: The promises of recovery are true. One of those 12 promises is, “Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.”

I’ve never known a single person in active addiction that had a great attitude and a positive outlook on life. Yet everyone single person who truly embraces the tools and principles of recovery seem to have an indomitable spirit of faith and optimism.

Why not click this Promises link and take a fresh look. Let them burn indelibly into your retina and soak deep into your mind and heart and, with a fresh sense of gratitude, reach out to someone still stuck in active addiction and tell them about the amazing hope you’ve found!

Source: Impact Recovery