Start with the Why: Treating Drug and Alcohol Addiction

by Dr. Kerri Heath and Chris Prentiss

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it.  And what you do simply proves what you believe.” –Simon Sinek 

In his book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek presents the idea that great leaders can inspire others by putting the Why (the purpose) before the How (the process), or the What (the product).  His work led to the second most viewed TED talk of all time, because people resonate with the idea of having a greater purpose in life than just doing business. Similar to Sinek’s work in the corporate world, when you visit Passages Addiction Treatment Center, your recovery process will start and end with the “Why”…  

Many of our decisions in life are made from a subconscious place in our brain or from taking directions from others.  We rarely stop and ask ourselves WHY we are doing something. And even more rarely do we intentionally create a new ‘why’ behind our choices.  Science tells us through brain scans that before our brains make a conscious decision, the outcome can be predicted from the unconscious activity in the brain:

“Many processes in the brain occur automatically and without the involvement of our consciousness. This prevents our mind from being overloaded by simple routine tasks. But when it comes to decisions we tend to assume they are made by our conscious mind. This is questioned by our current findings.” (Nature Neuroscience)

This signifies that there is a lot going on in our subconscious minds that impact our lives in ways that we are not even aware of. At Passages, we want to help you identify why you are using so that you can end your addiction, forever.  Once you fully understand “why” you are using drugs and alcohol, the sources of addiction are brought to a conscious level, and the healing process begins.

Once the festering wounds (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) are healed, they can no longer spill toxins into all areas of your life. You will be free to start over and create a life designed around a new sense of purpose.  At Passages Addiction Treatment Center, you will identify a new “Why” that drives every decision you make to rebuild your life… on your own terms.

It can be difficult to find your “Why”… the reason you were put on this earth… when so much of your time and energy is going towards the source of your pain.  Passages provides a team of specialized doctors, therapists, and health practitioners that will help you work with your body, your mind, your emotions and your spirit to stimulate self-healing and regain your passion for life.

by Brooke Cagle

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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