Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I Believe.


By 
Chris Newcomb, M. Div.

What do you believe?  What do I believe?  What do we believe?  I believe in gravity.  I believe in peace.  I believe in coffee flavored Haagen Dazs ice cream.  I believe in sunrises and sunsets.  I believe in music.  I believe in art.  I believe in sports.  I believe in helping the little old lady across the street.  I believe in balloons.  I believe in guitars.  I believe in movies.  I believe in grapes.  I believe in my car.  I believe in my co-workers.  I believe in the mission of the job for which I am writing this blog.  Speaking of blogs, I believe in this blog.  You should too!  ;)

What do you believe?  Do you believe in second chances?  Third chances?  Five hundred and forty-six chances?  Do you believe in love?  How about peace?  Joy?  Forgiveness?  Do you believe in friendship?  How about marriage?  What about boyfriend/girlfriend or just being'friends'?  Do you believe in laughter?  I do.

I also believe in comic books.  I believe in television (usually).  I believe that reading is, in fact, fundamental.  I believe in best friends.  I believe in brothers and sisters.  I believe in dogs and cats.  I believe in bacon.  Lots of it.  Plus, I believe in onions.  I also believe in health.  I believe in understanding.  I believe in the right to defend yourself although here's hoping you never have to do so.

Do you believe that life is larger than ourselves?  Do you think that you are here for a purpose or are you just randomly along for the planetary ride around the sun each year?  What about koala bears?  Do you believe in them?  Disneyland?  Disneyworld?  Either?  Neither?  Both?

I can tell you what I DON'T believe.  I don't believe heroin is a great drug.  I don't believe that alcohol is all it's cracked up to be.  I don't believe people are cool when they get fall down drunk and act like baffoons.  I don't believe that pot is just a casual drug to, "chill you out man".  I don't believe that the sober life is boring, stupid or lame.  I don't believe that people suffering with chronic pain can't find some relief mentally, emotionally and spiritually through complementary, homeopathic medicine.  I don't believe that you're through reading this article either.  See.

I believe this for you:  I believe if you will put down the drugs and alcohol long enough to get clean then you can stay clean.  I believe that you will feel so much better about your life and the possibilities your future may hold.  I believe that if you give sobriety a chance, you won't regret it.  I believe that no matter what your using friends tell you about continuing your drug use, they are dead wrong.  I believe that you can take a stand right where you are to be a new kind of human being who loves being clean and sober and living for something larger than yourself.

At The Coleman Institute, we believe in you!  We believe that it doesn't matter whether you got a problem by being a recreational user or because you have really bad chronic pain.  If you or someone you know is in need of detox from alcohol, benzos, opiates, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1-877-773-3869.   It would be our pleasure to help make a believer out of you or anyone you know who believes there has to be a better way to live life than doing drugs or alcohol. 

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