Recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse disorders is a process of change through which individuals: Improve their health and wellness. Live a self-directed life. Striving to achieve their full potential.
Just Another Day
Everyday can be an adventure depending how you look at it.
Creator - BOB BEDORE
The aspect of "Just another day" that resonates so clearly is that it represents truth, that yes in recovery it is always just another day. Recovery can have many forms and not just addiction. Any type of mental health issue has a period of recovery. Just the concept of realization that this is something we have to come to terms with and live a different lifestyle in order to actually live a life in a style we wish, which is hopefully positive!
In the film we see the character waking up with some kind of amnesia. We see and hear notes that he has left to explain the situation. This gives a map that he can choose to follow to find the path of happiness with the restraints he finds himself in. Of course the "enemy' is revealed but it can be kept at bay through education and discipline. Yes it's scary but after a while it becomes Just Another Day.
I look back to my early days of learning to live with my afflictions and existing in a life of sobriety, it was terrifying!! but so was existing within my addictions and living a life of misery. Once my burdens became too heavy I found a crossroads and a choice to take a new road. Really just became a matter of surrendering to the adventure of life and the new experiences it can hold rather than surrendering to the substances and the same old story. Life is good now that I have got myself a daily road map that helps me steer clear of road blocks, accidents and not to mention those PESKY aliens!.
BOB BEDORE has been doing theater for the past 24 years, has toured as a stand-up comedian, hosted a live Saturday morning kids show, spent a dozen years as a radio disc jockey, appeared in movies, and has owned and operated several theaters. He has also written 20 plays and a few screenplays. In 1994 Bob founded an improv comedy troupe, Quick Wits. Since then he has performed with the Wits almost every show (somewhere around 2500 so far) in front of very enthusiastic crowds. He has taken improv to the classroom where he has taught all ages, from kindergarten to college.
What is out there to help?
First thing to know is that you are not alone. There are many people around you that will offer a helping hand if you reach out. Below are a few organizations that can help get you on the road to recovery.
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR). ensure that consumer/survivors have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the state and national levels, empowering people to recover and lead a full life in the community.
NAMI. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- Treatment centers, often called a rehab, residential or out patient facility providing therapy for substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems.
- Medication, can also be implemented responsibly to help with cravings and treatment.
- Self-management strategies, many support groups such as AA, Smart Recovery offer community based styles and techniques to maintain recovery.
- Wilderness programs, Sometimes with milder issues, new surroundings can work wonders.
Recovery can always be achieved if you are willing and excited for a new life.