– David Gerber
For many the word surrender implies failure. Many stay stuck in the lifestyle of use because they don’t want to admit failure. Addiction is one of the only places in life where this notion exists. If our car starts jerking and won’t accelerate, we don’t keep driving it. We take it in to be fixed. If a tooth is painful, and that pain persists, we go to a dentist. We don’t look at it like we are admitting defeat. Recovery is much the same. We have become experts at using our drug of choice. We are not experts in recovery. If we had the ability to fix this on our own, we would have done that already. So, we ask for help. We take on a co-pilot for help in this journey.
Today, I will not look at surrender as failure. I will accept the fact that if I want to be successful, I will take on a co-pilot and allow myself to get help in order to enjoy the fruits that sobriety has to offer.