Posted on Aug 10, 2019

Suboxone Clinic Miami - Doctor Mitchell Robert

Politics and The Fog Of Recovery
by Dr. Robert Ben Mitchell, D.O.
http://www.trafn.com - 786-262-5750

Most of us are not politicians. But every so often - at least once every four years - most of us get swept up in one political tsunami or another, into which we throw our principles, our values, and our very lives. It is an act of casting our personal fortunes into the mighty tides of a giant ocean, in the hopes of reaping a great reward. Therefore, in essence, it is not unlike gambling. So, it should not be surprising that politics has the potential to become addictive, all consuming, and a downward-spiraling destructive force in our lives.

Politics can be like that. Sometimes we can participate while keeping perspective and a safe distance. But, at other times we take that lemming-leap of faith, waiting to see if we just jumped over a small obstacle or off a big cliff. For those of us in stable recovery, the seduction to go all-in is even greater, as we already have addictive personalities that are always on the lookout for that next high. And I have seen many people during an election cycle go so far in that they could not find their way out of the fog of politics: a short stepping stone to the fog of recovery and relapse.

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get out alive. To win or lose is one thing. To lose perspective, all hope, and ourselves is entirely another.

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