Biggest Challenge of Recovery

The biggest challenge of recovery is having the true belief that you will recover.  This is a disease that fights you every minute of every day. The first order of business is starting with the attitude that says, “I will recover,” and believing it.  I tell people believe it.  In order to recover you have to say, “They are incorrect. This is not incurable. I will get better.”  There is a profound saying by Dr. Sha:

“I have the power to heal myself. 

You have the power to heal yourself. 

Together we have the power to heal the world.” 

Howard Shifke

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Howard Shifke

Howard Shifke is one of the eleven contributors to Pioneers of Recovery 2012.

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