Overcoming Addiction: Lessons from the Story of You and The Muggers
- The character of the story could have avoided being mugged by not entering the alley.
- There are things you can do to prevent giving in to addiction.
- Sometimes you don’t realize how bad your black eye is until someone helps you see it.
- Just as ice can help a black eye, there are things that assist and speed our healing. You don’t have to simply suffer.
- The character’s commitment and desire to “not be mugged again” weren’t enough to prevent mugging, and rarely, if ever, is it enough to overcome addiction.
- Just as the doctor and the someone that called 9-1-1 helped, you need other people to help in the road to recovery. You need “allies”.
- It’s easier to avoid muggers than to escape them when you are surrounded in an alley.
If you enter a dark alley at night, alone, with a thick wallet bulging out of your pocket, you just might get mugged even if you desire and are committed to being safe.
Commitment and desire are obviously not enough.