Monday, November 5, 2012

The Road to Change

By 
Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

I remember as a teenager telling my best friend at the time that I hated change.  I remarked that all would be right with the world if it would just stay the same for me.  Good thing I wasn't selfish (note sarcasm)!   

Clearly, my teenage understanding of life was very limited and not accurate at all.  Why did I have such an aversion to change?  At that time, I couldn't answer that question.  Now?  I know why...it's because I don't like pain and pain often rears it's ugly head as a result of change.  For me, comfort is predictable and safe.  Change can be unpredictable and unsafe.  These are two experiences I usually try to avoid.  However, just when I think things are calm and stable, change shows up must to mess with me!   I'm guessing you might of experienced the same thing a time or two?

Now as an adult, I see change much differently than during my teenage years.  Working at The Coleman Institute has shown me the power of change in the lives of our patients who are finished with their drug and alcohol abuse and ready to get back to living a sober and healthy life.  Without change, there would be no hope for these people.  Thankfully, there is hope!  We offer help, hope, and healing so that people can change their habits and turn their lives in a whole different direction. 

Are you on the road to change?  Are you making positive choices that will take you where you want to be in life?  Are you willing to let go of the fear of change and embrace all that good that it may bring?  If not, it's never too late to start.  Make that change!

At The Coleman Institute, we specialize in helping people get clean clean and stay clean from alcohol and drugs.  We are in the business of helping our clients change their lives for the better by living free from substance abuse.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox from opiatesalcohol, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitant to call Jennifer Pius at 1-877-77-DETOX (33869).  Help, hope and healing begin here!

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