Addiction: Addiction and 9-11; The Recovery Process


Addiction: Addiction and 9-11; The Recovery Process

 It was 11 years ago today when the tragic events of  9-11 occcured. As I sat to write this post I began to think how the events of 9-11 and the recovery process parallel the stages of an addict and a family in recovery. I begane to think forst there is acceptance that something bad has happened or is happening, then there is the realization that you need help to recover from these events, and at the end you are triuphant as you move forward in a path to recovery.

 As people came out of the rumble and began to help one another there was sense of togetherness that came over our country, people were a bit nicer to one another and began to help eachother. It is a shame that it takes tragic events to bring people together, howver when people share a similar experience they are more apt to come through it and recover. With addiction it takes the family and friends to pull together and help the addict come through the recovery process. This will not be easy as itr hasn’t been easy for all theose affected by 9-11, however by taking the first step toward recovery people will be healed and will be able to let go of the past and move forward.

 This was found amongst the ruble at the World Trade Center on 9-11-01 and I found it to be very poignant as one of the processes to recovering from 9-11 as well as from addiction is to have a faith rooted in GOD.  Many will ask why this happened or why their child is addicted, there is no simple answer, however if we step back and look from a higher perspective we can see that there may be a lesson to love more and be more attentive to our fellow man and our family. It is not for us to understand fully until we have the spiritual awakening in the recovery process and then we can  realize that soem were spared as their was a higher purpose for them and some were taken for their purpose was fufilled and their lessons are passed on to us today as we continue the recovery and healing process.

Addiction: Addiction and 9-11; The Recovery Process: Resources

 The Addict’s Mom is an online community of mothers who come together to share without shame at and through a variety of social media platforms. The group has been very helpful to mothers of addicted children as it gives mothers of addicted children a forum to share and to receive advice as to dealing with the addict while also recovering themselves. many times a mother gets so wrapped up in their addicted child that they lose sight of their other kids and themselves and thus they seek a program to recover themselves. This is like those who have gotten so caught up in the loss of someone from 9-11 that they need to have a recovery program. The key is to be able to realize that the recovery process takes everyone.

NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction. Their website is, when you visit the site you will find many resources to help you in the recovery process. is a comprehensive website filled with many treatment centers and editorial content. They can be reached at Addiction Resource Guide P.O. Box 8612, Tarrytown, NY 10591 Voice: 914.610.1775 Fax: 914.631.8077











 this link is a link to HBO: Addiction which contains some resources to help with the recovery process.








 When you google addiction resources a myriad of helpful sitescome up.












Addiction: Addiction and 9-11;The Recovery Process:Other Tools








   I have found that reading books and applying what is in the books can be helpful along with affirmations, positive music, bible verses and participating in support groups while getting on the path to recovery or helping someone get on that path.









































   The recovery process starts when you decide you want to get better and that you are committed to the process. You have a power inside of you to make the recovery process a successful journey for you and all thise you seek to help and they seek to heal and move forward in a positive direction changinging thier thoughts and thus changing their life.








































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