Changing Our Limiting Beliefs Around Addiction

As we’re working to heal, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is change our limiting beliefs around our addictions, our ability to heal and our identity as addicts. When we’re struggling with addiction, we tend to believe that we aren’t strong enough to heal. We don’t think we’re capable of doing what’s best for ourselves. We create our identity around our addictions, and we revolve our lives around our addictive patterns and the lifestyles we develop around those patterns. We believe our addictions represent all of who we are, forgetting all of the wonderful, unique and interesting parts of our identities. We believe that addiction defines us. We believe we’re powerless over our addictions and mental health issues. We don’t realize that not only do we have more control over our thoughts, feelings and behaviors than we thought we did, but we also have the power to heal ourselves.

When we’re working to change our beliefs, we don’t want to fight against the existing ones. We don’t want to add fuel to their fire by increasing our resistance to them. Whatever we focus on grows, so if we’re focusing on the old beliefs, we will only make them grow stronger. We don’t want to give our energy to trying to stop thinking them. That only exacerbates them. Instead, we want to switch focus and turn our attention to the new beliefs we want to instill in our minds and hearts. We want to give our energy to the beliefs we’re replacing the old ones with. We want to build up the new beliefs so they can naturally take over and replace the old ones. Rather than trying to remove the unwanted, problematic ones, let’s focus more on implementing the new, healthy, beneficial beliefs we want to believe going forward.

“I am more than my addiction. I am more than my pain. Addiction does not define me. I am capable of healing. I am strong enough to heal. I am strong enough to do what’s best for myself. I have power over my addictions. I have control over my thoughts, emotions and behaviors. I have control over my choices. I have faith in my ability to recover. I believe in myself. Every day I am getting stronger. Every day I am healing. I am in recovery. I am growing, learning, changing and transforming. I love and accept myself unconditionally through the whole process. I am strong, brave and resilient. I am special, lovable, worthy and deserving.”

Corner Canyon Health Centers seeks innovative and research validated modalities in order to improve outcomes and maintain client progress after discharge. Healing and optimizing the brain, the top priority at Corner Canyon, enables clients to feel better and make better choices, which reduces recidivism compared to traditional treatment programs. Call 1-866-399-3469 today.

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Liz Lund, MPA

Liz is originally from lush green Washington State. She is a life enthusiast and a huge fan of people. Liz has always loved learning why people are the way they are. She moved to UT in 2013 and completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2016. After college Liz worked at a residential treatment center and found that she was not only passionate about people, but also administration. Liz is recently finished her MPA in April 2022. Liz loves serving people and is excited and looking forward to learning about; and from our clients here at Corner Canyon.
When Liz is not busy working she love being outdoors, eating ice cream, taking naps, and spending time with her precious baby girl and sweet husband.