There is a distinct difference between the two! When you dig deep within yourself because Life just got tough you are driven to a place inside that you never knew existed. You discovery a tenacity that used wisely causes you to grow in maturity. They say necessity is the Mother of Invention but I say necessity is the keystone of growth! Addiction simply tries to sidestep the issue - Recovery addresses it in brand new uniquely you ways!
Don't get me wrong! Smobriety is an absolute requirement of Recovery! That in itself is admirable! But insufficient! You have to face everything to Recover! The good, the bad, and the ugly and go beyond the white knuckle willpower! You have to dig deeply within and find your answer to your World! You have to become 100% authentically you!
And there's nothing else like it - incredible!
Don't sell yourself short! You deserve Recovery!