Real Change

"If you want to see your future look at what you are doing today."

- When you stop using alcohol or drugs it might be easy for you to talk about how you have changed and easy to convince yourself that you are changed. Remember the goal of recovery is a life change, not to just quit alcohol or drugs. A good rule of thumb to determine what is real change from what is not is to ask the question, "If I took a snapshot of my life what would look different about this day?" If you cant see it, it doesn't count. Initially, in recovery, the changes that matter are those you can take a picture of - the tangible ones. This is especially important when doing step 9 amends. Words don't count and "I'm sorry" won't mean much if those around you can't see the change. Let your actions be your words. Let your actions show them you have changed.